I bought my children an advent calendar each to initiate the Christmas celebrations (and shut them up).

As soon as my son got home from the supermarket, he eagerly ripped open the little door panel for 1 December and wolfed down the chocolate.

As it was already the 3rd of December, I gently enquired whether I might be allowed to sample the delicious chocolate for the 2nd December. He agreed because he truly loves his father - ‘Yes. Go on then although they do taste a bit funny’.

I looked at the lovely advent calendar, admiring the wonderful Christmas scenes.

Then I noticed it. Top left corner. In small print. Good Boy Advent Calendar. For Dogs.

Happy Christmas, son.