Ever find yourself going a little above and beyond on holidays with things your child won’t even remember? Like buying them “special Christmas jammies” to wear on Christmas Eve? Like magically your child is going to be like “oooh these are so special, they’re going to make Christmas so much better!” Or even getting holiday bibs, diapers, ect. Its not like your child knows that they’re wearing a diaper that’s red and white instead of sporting the regular one with some sort of Disney or Pixar character on it. I think if anything it makes it more special for the parents, it’s the memory of having those “special” things for the holidays. Even if they’re overpriced and will most likely only be worn/used once and that be it. I found myself guilty of trying to find Christmas pyjama’s for my son, alas everything was so picked over and I realized what I was doing, did it matter to him? All in all the only thing that REALLY mattered is that he’d be in CLEAN pyjama’s Christmas morning when we went up to his grandparents place.
So this year I’m not stressing the little things, the gifts that are going in his stocking aren’t wrapped to perfection, in fact they’re merely wrapped in tissue paper (easier grabbing and tearing at it) he’s not going to be decked out in full tie, vest, and tux for Christmas Eve dinner (we have a nice pair of pants and button down shirt.) I didn’t even bother buying him a special bib which he won’t end up wearing anyways because they annoy him. All that matters is that he enjoys it, mom and dad will be stress free and enjoy watching our son dive head first into being spoiled and loved by the family.
So from me to you, Merry Christmas, Season Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukah (why are there suddenly 20 ways to spell that word?) and have a joyous Kwanza.