I haven’t actually met someone who has had a GREAT 2016. While nothing major (touch wood) has hit us this year, the year has, however, a miasma of suckage hanging over it. Everything has felt like an effort. Everything just felt wrong.
Which leads to now and while the tree is up and I think all the gifts are got (thanks to mall crowd avoider husband and online), I sort of forgot all the rest of the stuff and now I can’t believe it is a week away.
I am not emotionally ready for Christmas and that means it will rocket past me like some glitter filled dust devil and be gone and all I will be left with is bored kids and a mess. I have watched Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life and that is it for “Christmas fun.” We were underwhelmed by the Christmas Market and this weather has just made us all want to hide under blankets. I feel a panicked need to ‘do something’ now but am working all week and have to get gifts wrapped and organized and dinner planned and bought.
The two oldest are too big for Mall Santa, but Tara didn’t even show any interest in that adventure.
As mom said; “I think this is one of those Christmases to endure rather than enjoy.” I hope not. I hope we can rally and have fun. I hope the kids can stop fighting for at least Christmas Eve and Day. THAT would be a Christmas miracle. Can we have two days of peace? Can they fake it for me?
I have been trying to clean up the house. I need the downstairs to sort of stay like this for the week. Do you think that will happen? I AM trying to be Christmas positive and even have all the stuff to actually BAKE some stuff with the girls if they want….but not tonight…….blankets and Netflix call….but I should do some wrapping too.