Jump to content

Boxing Day!
What are you doing today?


  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#1 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

I'm up early (not even 6am here in Perth yet) to beat the heat a bit. We are going away tomorrow, so will spend today packing, washing. cleaning and keeping cool in-between.

The kids will no doubt be well entertained after yesterdays haul, they have already started packing, so it shouldn't take too long at all.

Hope everyone has a lovely day!



#2 -*meh*-

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

we have lunch with DP's dad's side of the family...

i should get up and start making stuff soon...

#3 skylark

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

My husband bought me a gift set from Myer, which has the wrong size thongs in it (they are way too big for me, he says he didn't realise thongs came in different sizes), so I am going to have to go and exchange it today. It's exactly the kind of thing they discount heavily on boxing day and then sell out of, and take off the floor, so I have to go today to have any chance of actually swapping them for the right size.

Should be a hellish mission, but at least I know exactly what I'm going in for.

#4 Jenferal

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:12 AM

i'll be doing housework as I was out yesterday and the previous few days.
Need to weed now the heat has broken for a few days and hubby will be using his new whipper snipper on the long grass/weeds near the fence!

#5 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

our best friends are coming to visit! yay!!!!!

we havent seen them since our wedding in May!!

im so excited  ddance.gif

#6 ~Supernova~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

A bit more housework, then as little as possible! Yesterday was stressful and hectic, today will be the opposite!

#7 EsmeLennox

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

Going on a picnic/swimming with the extended family. I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or dreading it. I hate picnics TBH.

#8 Madeline's Mum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

We're going shopping for a new outdoor setting and cleaning the house.

We didn't have a chance to clean yesterday so when DS woke up and saw his new toys strewn across the lounge room it was like Christmas all over again for him!

#9 unicorn

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

It's pamper day for me, I'm officially old now (40)  so I've started the day with breakfast in bed and we will probably take the younger ones to the park for a couple of hours, but other than that no idea. DH and I had planned an action packed day, I was going parachuting but doctors orders say otherwise sad.gif

#10 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

xxx

Edited by Katakacpk, 26 December 2012 - 09:00 AM.


#11 dreamingofcats

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

A good family friend and their kids are comming to visit. Mum is here as well.

I am hoping a nap is in there somwehere as bubba had a not so stella sleep last night and mummy feels like she is in a coma.

#12 miinii

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

Its my DD's 5th birthday today original.gif We have unwrapped presents and had breakfast. Ill spend my day cleaning after having family over yesterday and then getting ready to have family over again to celebrate her Birthday. Also tending to my sick chick that hatched yesterday sad.gif

#13 Canberra Chick

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

Watching cricket, eating leftovers and baking a ham (I do the ham for Boxing Day; there's enough to eat on Christmas Day without a ham too!). DH and I will watch Pretty in Pink later. We watch Its a Wonderful Life on Christmas night and Pretty in Pink on Boxing Day and cry at the end of both!  ph34r.gif blush.gif

#14 Kalota

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

DF is at work again, so I just have the house to myself to clean and catch up on school work for next year! (Yes, I'm a teacher...)

#15 R2B2

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

Cleaning, cooking and then possibly going to visit a friend later.

had a massive cleaning bug yesterday, but got distracted because my husband wanted to visit friends, so ill continue with the cleaning bug today!

#16 livvie7586

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

Not much  biggrin.gif

Dh has taken DS out to spend his christmas money (he's been patiently paying off skylanders giants with his allowance, and he was lucky enough to get a giftcard with enough on it to pay it off yesterday) and DD and i are currently still in pj's at home (will get dressed soon).  I need to do a bit of tidying around the house as we have visitors coming on saturday, but otherwise i don't plan on doing anything

#17 baddmammajamma

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

Happy birthday, unicorn & miinii's daughter! original.gif

I'm having a fab Boxing Day -- cuddled in bed with my kids this morning, went for a power walk, plan on doing nothing stressful today (no visits to the mall, no hosting of relatives I don't like, no work, etc.) & surely there's a root on the horizon.

What's not to love?  wink.gif



#18 GamerMum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

DF is at work, so DD and I are bumming around the house catching up on cleaning, as I've been working all week, and am for the next week also. I am doing an airport run at 11am to pick up a local lady who's family stayed away longer than she could, and no one else could pick her up.

We also may have a friend come over today to continue with out New Years week of celebrations that we started yesterday. Which will mean a few bourbons, and he'll watch DD while I fold laundry. Tounge1.gif

#19 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

We say goodbye to everyone today. DH has already taken BIL to the airport and his parents need to be there at lunchtime. It's always such a downer for the kids to have the mass exodus on Boxing Day.

#20 Ritaroo

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (Kalota @ 26/12/2012, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DF is at work again, so I just have the house to myself to clean and catch up on school work for next year! (Yes, I'm a teacher...)


Noooo, it's too early to even think about school work.

#21 PigNewton

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

Put away some stuff this morning...our house is always a bit chaotic on Boxing Day as basically we've only been home to dump things then take off again! This afternoon MIL is watching DS while DH, myself, my parents and brothers go to see The Hobbit, then we go to my parents' house for a Boxing Day BBQ with the addition of DS' godmother and my godparents. After dinner it's games like Fictionary and Balderdash.
A fun day really original.gif

#22 JRA

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

Sadly we are heading home from the beach today. Friends borrow the house for a week, at the busiest time when it is pretty ugly down here. This is the first time we are nearly regretting it

So Dh and DS have headed to the beach so DS can get some more time in at the surf. I am tidying, packing so when the other family arrive we can have lunch together before we head home. cry1.gif cry1.gif  

But we have had a nice brekky together out on the balcony and we will have a great lunch, and by the time we get home it will be time for the dr who christmas special original.gif

And then tomorrow we have DS's godfather coming for lunch, and his godmother for dinner, so a great day tomorrow

#23 whatnamenow

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

My sister and her BF are arriving in about 4 hours!  Yay!!

In the meantime i have to figure out a way to wash about 3 loads of clothes and a load of MCN without drying them in the smoke filled air as there are grassfires all around today.  Also have to keep an eye on road closures.  yesterday one of the fires cut of the road into town and there is a detour but its about an hour extra if you dont know you need to take it.  Want to keep my sister informed on the drive.

#24 Kalota

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE (Mar81got @ 26/12/2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Noooo, it's too early to even think about school work.


I want to get it all out of the way! Like every year, I feel as though I've got so much to do! Eeeeeep! sad.gif

#25 ChunkyChook

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

After all the chaos yesterday it is very very quiet and lonely here at the moment. Everyone has gone and DD is at her dads.
I am looking forward to doing a really thorough clean, getting rid of the Christmas tree and having the night to myself on the couch.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Mums reveal their nappy bag essentials

Ever wondered what other mums carry in their nappy bags? We have, so we asked mums to tell us their must-have nappy bag items.

Toddler died because he wasn't given antibiotics soon enough

A 15-month-old boy would almost certainly be alive today if doctors had given him antibiotics sooner, a coroner has ruled.

VIDEO: moment a toddler falls on to train tracks in Melbourne

Shocking footage has emerged capturing the moment a pram carrying a toddler rolled off a platform and onto train tracks in suburban Melbourne.

Sold on natural birth? Read the fine print

In the excitement and anticipation of a first pregnancy, I ignored the fine print: some women, some of the time.

Child with alcoholic mum who drank while pregnant won't win pay-out

A young child is not entitled to criminal injuries compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

Superbugs killing India's babies, posing wider threat

A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, tens of thousands of newborns dying because antibiotics no longer work.

Can you teach a toddler to sleep in?

Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.

Keeping your relationship on track as new parents

About 70 per cent of couples experience a slump in their relationship within three years of having a baby. Here's how we tried to get back on track.

America's favourite baby names of 2014

Americans are turning to television, Netflix and sports for ideas for what to name their wee ones.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.