This season can be totally nuts for families, if you’re like me you’re trying to get in every holiday event possible, plus work, plus Christmas shopping, and Christmas parties. A person can run themselves ragged and find themselves feeling totally bagged which can lead to feeling short tempered and stressed over the holidays.
I found myself squawking at my son the other day to leave the bulbs on the Christmas tree alone when he decided he was going to rearrange them all, when I stopped and thought to myself, the tree is for him, hubby and I went out last year and bought a brand new beautiful, big tree for him, we bought all new decorations (shatterproof) so that he could enjoy decorating and having fun with the tree.
With all the commercialism and hustle and bustle of the Christmas season we can sometimes lose sight of what’s really important, it seems we‘re stressing out over getting out and making memories around the Christmas season that we‘re starting to resent it all together.
So before you decide to try and take on an impossible task of bundling up your toddler to take on slippery roads and crappy weather conditions to go watch Christmas carollers or another sort of Christmas event (which believe me there’s over 100 of them going on) why not stay home, pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and snuggle on the couch and watch a movie together? Surely that time snuggling with your child, enjoying the peace and downtime is worth more than the stress of pressuring yourself to get out and make holiday memories.