A week late, we made our Christmas pudding.
I have a memory of someone's blog last year describing the process of "elving" the process of children busily preparing things as surprises. Its started this weekend in our house. Peer into the distance in the picture and you can just see the 7 yr old sat at the little sewing machine busy elving, making drawstring bags as gifts for christmas.
It made for moments of contentment, making pudding with one while seeing another child busily organising himself. he is really quite good on the machine now and cuts, pins and sews the little bags all by himself.
We share a delight in being able to make things.
"No unauthorised elvering"
is this making any sense?
Anyway I love the idea of elving by my children but I know the best sort of elving will be unauthorised.
just me that smiles at that joke.