I am wondering if any other mom is feeling like I am — that I wish I could just skip all the craziness that comes with Christmas: decorating, cleaning like crazy, trying to find gifts for everyone that we can afford and that the recipient will appreciate, trying to find time to wrap presents, trying to find time to write a Christmas letter and then mail them all, and the list goes on. It’s not that I don’t like this stuff. It’s just overwhelming since my life is busy enough already that I wish I could skip all the extra work and keep it really simple.
Since it wasn’t that long ago — I think my youngest sister would disagree — since I was a child, I do remember the fun and wonder of the beautiful Christmas decorations. So, I know that I will somehow find the time to clean a portion of my attic so I can pull out our Christmas decorations. Then, my already allergy-overwhelmed body will shut down on me for a little while, and I will wonder why I went to all the trouble. Yeah, I am feeling a little like Scrooge. I just want to actually be able to relax a little and enjoy it all. It’s just not relaxing when my house is dirty and extra dirty from the dusty ornaments, pine needles, and spiders that find their way out of the tree and onto my ceilings.
Time to cut this short as I have some more pressing responsibilities. 🙂