I have done the what is your worst job, but what is your worst Christmas job.
There is the present buying – now to some this is exciting looking online for ideas, browsing through all the christmas books the shops have, having shopping trips and browsing around the shops listening to christmas music.
To others it is a total nightmare, they do not know what to get to start with, look online and think I am not sure or will it be all it seems when it turns up, the books just get in the way, and the shops are crowded and not fun places to be.
To me present buying is both of the above mixed into one, and I find it harder and harder as the years go on to know what to buy.
The wrapping – Some people love this they set themselves up with everything around them and every present is beautifully wrapped with ribbons, bows and tags.
Others you are lucky it has wrapping paper on at all.
To me I start off with the paper, scissors etc all around me and start off, I wrap carefully, by the end I start losing the will and it shows, plus I seem to have to wrap for everyone in the house as well.
The food – The lists which is the same every year (well it is for us), and double and triple checking everything is on the list so that we don’t forget anything and buy enough food for one day that would usually feed us for a week, but has to be done, and then the trying to work out the best time to go and buy the fresh stuff.
The baking – This is one thing I do love doing, this year I am making sausage rolls, cookie dough ice cream and shortbread biscuits. I no longer make mince pies as only my parents eat them and they buy them. But although this is a chore it is one I love to do.
The cleaning – We all clean our homes but at christmas it has to be extra clean, no idea why as it gets even messier on christmas day than any other time of the year.
The Cooking Christmas Dinner – my husband takes over the kitchen on christmas day and cooks the dinner, with me helping prepare everything, the preparing is a chore all the peeling, chopping etc but fresh always tastes so much nicer even though I have tried to ask for frozen roast potatoes, parsnips etc he will not have it. The nice thing is while we are in the kitchen our Daughter is with both sets of Grandparents and it is open planned so we are all together, chatting.
The Washing Up – We all know that when a man cooks they use every single pot, pan, bowl, utensil in the kitchen, plus all the extra food you have made so there is a lot of cleaning up to do. Luckily this is my Dads domain and he insists on doing it, so one of my least favourite jobs I can sit back and relax.
So what is your worst job at Christmas? I would love to hear yours or if you can think of any others I might have forgotten?