So, I am stepping away from the guest blogger appearance on here and opening it up to a guest writer. I’m sure 99.9% of you have heard of Robbie Maddison by now…..the daredevil, stunt man of the decade! Little did you know how much of a family man he is, even writing his own children’s book “The Story of Robbie Maddison”! I was lucky enough that Robbie took some time out of his crazy schedule to shine a little light on what Christmas means to him and his beautiful wife Amy and 3 boys. So sit back, enjoy the quiet time and insight to this gorgeous family.
What does Christmas day look like in your house……..
We spend Christmas morning with just the immediate family.
Our kids rise excitedly early and it’s all surprise and amazement with all the gifts they receive. They choose a few gifts and we set it up for them to play with for the morning. Lunch is with my parents then we return home to clean up and let the kids keep playing. To us it is a day for the kids so we let them do as they please mostly…
What’s your ideal Christmas??
Spending it with family, this is what we do every year, appreciating each other enjoying an activity the whole family enjoys (usually a blast up the river for a swim on the jet ski) we may need a boat this year with the new addition.
Do you have traditions with family or are you looking to start new ones??
Since my wife and I started a family and have kids christmas has changed from what it was when we were kids, Our traditional thing now is christmas eve, when the entire family get together for a hot meal and Santa Clause stops in to see the kids. It’s been going on for over 15yrs now so its funny to see the kids grow up and realise what’s actually going on. Our other traditional things we do at this time of year is we get a santa photo, we do christmas lunch with my parents and i see my cousins a few days before christmas, these are the guys i used to spend christmas day with…
What’s a Christmas tradition you would like to pass on to your kids??
We do a hot meal on christmas eve with the whole expanded family, Santa makes an appearance and hands out presents, carols are sung and there is some dancing, i would love to see this carried on for generations.
Are carols played loud and proud in your house hold??
Oh yes, and we find funny remixes to blast out and laugh about.
What’s more exciting……giving the presents or buying the presents??
Are you a blow the budget kinda family or try keep it within reason??
My wife is a bargain queen, somehow she manages to spoil everyone and does it cost effectively.
Who is in charge of the present delegating and shopping??
Top 2 prezzies you have got for the kids this year for Christmas…..
What do you get kids who have it all? One son wants a jet pack, that’s not happening. The other wants a large RC airplane, but he is 4yrs old and he thinks he is older than his skill level. I need to figure it out very soon though
How has Christmas changed for you over the last 10 years??
Now i have kids i really enjoy it and it means alot to us all, prior to kids it was a day more focused on the spiritual side of it. It’s a time now that i really love as I get to see my kids so excited and I’m able to teach them some moral values around all the excitement this day brings.
Fav Christmas memory you have as a family?
Seeing the younger kids faces when Santa arrives is always so awesome. The time we spend all together is definitely the highlight for me.
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- Book can be purchased through https://robbiemaddison.com