Gnome sweet gnome

The children’s excitement about Christmas has reached seismic levels that cannot be measured on a Richter scale of anticipation and enthusiasm.

Each morning in the run-up to Christmas Eve – which is the BIG day here in Sweden when Santa leaves presents – the kids have been getting up and swabbing floors and windows (at around 6 am) in the hopes of keeping on Santa’s nice list!

In olden days, Swedes had house elves for that sort of thing and you only had to pay them with porridge rather than yawn-filled early mornings.

The anklebiters are also keen on the idea of having Christmas chocolates, preferably ones that they have made themselves out of melted chocolate or cocoa powder, milk and sugar!

They are eager to clean up after themselves, conveniently self-defeating though, as they forgot to clean their hands, thus peppering the house, walls, floor and fridge with delicious smears.

Oh, well – we usually just decorate the house with towers of LEGO. The chocolate handprints are a nice festive touch!

May you all have a laughter and chocolate filled Christmas!

18 responses

  1. Jen

    Wishing you the same back, have a wonderful Christmas.

    Jen

    December 24, 2009 at 01:43

  2. Merry Christmas to you and all of yours — have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for sharing through your blog; it’s a great gift for all your readers.

    Oh yes, and could you lend me a couple of those house elves?

    December 24, 2009 at 02:14

  3. I will definitely eat my fair share of chocolate!

    December 24, 2009 at 02:29

  4. I wish I had some of those house elves! The gnomes are very cute. Happy Christmas to you and your Family.

    December 24, 2009 at 03:54

  5. And wishing the same to you!!!

    December 24, 2009 at 04:24

  6. Haha, sounds like a very merry riot of Christmas cheer indeed. Happy holidays!

    December 24, 2009 at 05:56

  7. “Each morning in the run-up to Christmas Eve – which is the BIG day here in Sweden when Santa leaves presents – the kids have been getting up and swabbing floors and windows (at around 6 am) in the hopes of keeping on Santa’s nice list!”

    Oh, for such magic all year ’round!

    December 24, 2009 at 07:53

  8. Thank you! May your Christmas be a lovely one too.

    December 24, 2009 at 10:22

  9. Po

    Mmmm, you can lick the walls! Merry Christmas Ladyfi.

    December 24, 2009 at 11:54

  10. Amy

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, SIR PE, THE ANKELBITERS, and OSCAR!! Lots of hugs from the gang in Norway :))

    December 24, 2009 at 12:32

  11. LOL!! Have a wonderful day hon

    Lot of love to you and yours

    C x

    December 24, 2009 at 12:54

  12. I hope you have the most delightful day! Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2009 at 21:07

  13. What a great pic of the elves :-)

    Chocolate are on my list every day of the year– but I eat extra on Christmas.

    Thanks for a terrific year of blogging. It’s be nice getting to know you better.

    Merry Christmas!
    xo

    December 24, 2009 at 22:16

  14. Merry Christmas, Fi. And I hope Santa leaves lots of presents for the Anklebiters.

    December 25, 2009 at 03:21

  15. Lee

    ✫✫✫ MERRY CHRISTMAS ✫✫✫

    December 25, 2009 at 08:58

  16. SirPe

    Can we stop licking the walls clean now? :-p

    December 25, 2009 at 09:53

  17. LOL Sir Pe..he cracks me up.. but I bet the walls were tasty! Handmade by children Christmas Chocolates..how wonderful!! They must have gotten their cooking skills from their Father!:)

    December 26, 2009 at 07:37

  18. Wow, you’re really working the Xmas mojo!

    December 27, 2009 at 10:43

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