A FATHER determined to hold the line against his children opening a present on Christmas Eve knows he is destined to lose.
Tom Booker has been telling his children since August they will definitely not be opening any presents until Christmas morning, but increasingly suspects it is a pathetic lie.
He said: “As my denials grow firmer and more definitive, my inner acknowledgment that it’s all bullshit gets harder and harder to ignore.
“I’ll have had a mulled wine, the campaign will kick into high gear and I’ll find myself allowing them a present each even though I’ve clearly stated my moral position.
“Deep down I know I’ve lost, but that won’t stop my insistence that I won’t back down getting more and more shrill and authoritative. This must be what being a Brexiter is like.”
Wife Tanya said: “He’ll give in by 9pm. Then he’ll open his biggest present and spend all evening playing with it, just like last year.”