I had really hoped I would avoid knowing how many sleeps there are before Christmas until we were much closer to December. Unfortunately, I have not been so lucky and our youngest son is already asking for a countdown chart, which I have refused to do until our other son celebrates his birthday in November. I also don't want to add to the anxiety of our youngest son who is not a big fan of Christmas and the more he thinks about it, the worse he anxiety develops.
He is already asking if he has to take part in the Christmas Play at school, as he does not like being the centre of attention and standing up in front of people. Even going into the shops will start to prove a problem, as there are Christmas items creeping into the aisles.
This week's question has been why does Father Christmas have presents in his sleigh as he should have money instead, as you don't need to wrap it up. This is due to our youngest son not liking his presents wrapped up. I can see the logic in his thinking, as it suits the way he feels about Christmas, but our other children are not so happy as they want presents!!
It could be a rocky few weeks getting to Christmas with lots of tantrums, meltdowns and sensory overload, but fingers crossed the subject will not arise again until we get to at least 50 sleeps. I can live in hope anyway!!