On the first day of Christmas,
all my Mum pieces melted into puddles of sun.
It was the boy child who did it.
‘Mummy!’ he shouted, the moment he saw me smiling
from my place in the front row…
where I simply had to be.
how could I be anywhere but the front row when it comes to matters of him.
How proud I was of my precious little
Bet you didn’t know there were camels at the birth of Jesus.
Well. You do now.
And today, at kinder, my little boy was one of them.
Today, for the billionth time since he became mine…
I loved that little boy.
And he, well—
He was a camel.
A camel who clung to his Mummy, so happy she came.
It was a good day, today,
this very first day of Christmas.
It was a really,