Happy Holidays! Are you still with me? Are you coping ok with all the festive, joyous chaos on your calendar. I think I am, for now.
Two kids. Two concerts. Potlucks, Secret Santas, Hampers, International Shipping, Shopping, Buying, Wrapping, RSVP’ing, Dressing, Planning, Ordering, Running, Drinking, Eating, Drinking, Eating. Its the most magical time in the year. I BELIEVE!
When you’re the Chief Event Planner, Chief in Charge of Acquisitions and Head of Hospitality in your house, Christmas delivers the trifecta of a f*$%load to do. I’m doing my best to ignore my inner GOOP, my Martha-esque tendencies for the perfect tree and the ultimate gift. I’m TRYING. Not totally succeeding but doing my best.
Its the final sprint at the end of the year. All leading to that moment on December 24 when the dinner is served, the gifts are wrapped, the kids are in bed and the chips will fall where they may. Over a Bailey’s on the rocks we’ll breath a sigh of relief and settle in for a long winter’s nap (only to be awoken by gift-hungry kids at sunrise).
Until then my recurring nightmare will rear its ugly head. It’s Christmas Eve and I’ve forgotten to do EVERYTHING! Every shop is closed except the local gas station. Good thing the kids like scratch and win tickets windshield washer fluid, right?
I know I’m not alone. You hang in there people. We’re almost there and we’re in this thing together. Smile when you open that gift from a colleague knowing how much thought and more importantly EFFORT went into that box of chocolates. Have patience with your friends when they double book themselves and miss your party. Love your family for caring enough to work so hard to make Christmas a magical day for you. Yes, hang in there friends, we are indeed almost there.
The R&R Mom