I'm taking the easy way out and starting with my "not necessary but would like to do" list and have begun to make the stars for the FB's bedroom. The plan, which may change by the time the thing is in place (probably for about 2 minutes before he decides he hates it and it must come down that instant) is to hang around 100 stars from his bedroom ceiling to make it look like a little universe. So some may be spiral shaped, some cluster and so on. I'm thinking of doing a few little red ones, and a couple big blue ones, but no black holes. That's too complicated.
And so while the Christmas cards gather dust in their box unopened, and the cake ingredients lie waiting in the cupboard you can rest assured that all the unnecessary stuff is being done.
Some of you avid readers may remember that the FB's pushchair has been taken in for repair. I alas am not an avid reader of mine and can not remember if I grumped about the incredible suffocating rain cover it possesses. If I didn't... the raincover comes down directly over the FB's face in a way that I am sure is in breach of any health and safety regs that pushchairs have to mind. Anyway before you all fall asleep, John Lewis the wonderful department store who fix the FB's pushchair lent us another one complete with raincover. Necessary things raincovers, this being England and therefore on the damp side at this time of year. This morning was one of those wet times and therefore the raincover was necessary. "Good design" I thought looking at the piece of plastic "ahhh look FB you clip it to the sides of the hood using these poppers, what a clever and easy idea!" Until we got to the right popper which doesn't stay on causing the raincover to fall off on one side and let the rain in.......
Cue much swearing.