Christmas shopping has become boring. Kids are struggling to spend money which is never a good thing. I wouldn’t mind but come Christmas morning I’ll have wailing & moaning. I almost long for the 4am wake up call. Teenage kids just don’t enter into the spirit of Christmas & I can forget taking them to mass because that will never happen. I’m going to whiz through the thoughts of Christmas & march swiftly on to thoughts about 2017. Another New Year. If I had my way I’d bring in the New Year in dreamland. I’d be snuggled up in my bed. Of course I won’t be. I’ll be surrounded by people to young to drink alcohol but who’ll think I won’t notice. I’ll be on teenager watch whilst every other adult will be getting pissed. I can give them one night but once 2017 starts I’m not going to look back.