In this special year we look forward to it with even more enthusiasm. The magic of Christmas slowly invades our homes and the desire grows to share this wonderful moment with the family.
However, as usual, the preparations for dinner or the decoration of the tree remain a sacred adventure.
In order to ensure the success of the festivities and thus be able to make the most of the time spent with your loved ones, two points are essential: methodical organization and anticipation. But how lucky, your family has one major asset in their hood: a loving Nannie.
The shock brigade is complete.
Mum and dad are the generals, Nannie the master sergeant, and your children the top class soldiers. Forward, orders come from above, Nannie coordinates the troops and ensures the smooth running of the mission that follows.
First, the battle plan:
The command meets around the living room table to establish the list of necessary supplies with the ambition of not forgetting anything and the children transmit to their hierarchy a secret document intended for the great architect of this battle, a certain Santa Claus.
Second, the orientation test:
Nannie and the children carefully study the position and opening hours of each trader identified by the generals. They establish the safest route and get there in a convoy. On the battlefield, the fighting is fierce, you have to achieve all of the objectives without getting too carried away by the desire to taste other delicacies along the way.
Third, change of scenery:
Let’s take out our work coats, the tree has just arrived and it is already filling the air with an enchanting scent. It’s time to decorate it, Nannie and the kids have set themselves the goal of making it the nicest in the neighborhood. Everyone has their own task, the little ones take care of the Christmas baubles and garlands and the older ones install the lights. Finally, Nannie generously lends her shoulders to your child so that he can complete the work by placing the crest.
When is the rest of the ornaments in the house? Nannie thinks it is time for manual work. Unleash your children’s creativity and artistic sense. They start by folding a large sheet several times, then draw a pattern on the upper part and cut it out to its full thickness. We now grab the first part and let unwind this magnificent 100% homemade garland.
Fourth, we go to the stove:
While most of the dishes will be prepared the same evening, there is one that your little ones can make ahead of time: Santa’s shortbread. Nannie has a thousand-year-old recipe that she only passes on to the children in her care: 250 grams of flour, 125 grams of soft butter, 1 pinch of salt, 120 grams of caster sugar, 1 egg and 1 sachet of vanilla extract.
Taken out of the oven when they are golden brown, they should be placed at the foot of the Christmas tree to thank Father Christmas, who came down by the fireplace with toys by the thousand.
Support and love, this is the conception that we have made of our profession for almost 30 years at International Nannies, even more this year, we wish you a very, merry Christmas.