Tuesday, December 15, 2009

10, 9, 8. . .


Before I get started, I have to whine a little. Every time I go on FB, Twitter(yes I finally caved) and here on Blogger I have to sign in! I check the "remember me" or "keep me logged in" boxes. They don't. They used to. Why have the option if it's not going to do it? I'm just sayin'! Okay...that's it.

Ten days. Ten very long days of hyper children. Ten very long days of "Is it Christmas today?" Ten very long days of "Can we open them now?" Ten days. Ten very short days to complete the list that every year I swear up and down I will have done sooner next year. And yet, here I am same as last year, and the year before that and the year before that panicking that I won't make it!

So what is on the agenda in the next ten days? Well there are 4 days of school left--yep just 4. Four days equals 3 nights of homework with restless children who would rather run around like the energizer bunny. I have to finish shopping. I have to wrap mountains of presents. I have to print and mail my yearly newsletter. Then there is candy making and cookie baking. Keeping the kids busy and frankly...out of my way. Oh and of course, I have to clean the house to perfection! *cough* Along with all my regular chores duties. So I don't know what it is that is bothering me. I have plenty of time right? Sure that silly Christmas chain count down we made mocks me every time I pass it. "You'll never make it!" I swear it gets shorter every time I see it. I have to count each link to be sure it is correct.

Now I know not everybody celebrates Christmas, but this time of year covers many holidays and has most of us running around like crazy people. Well crazier than normal anyway. As long as we remember what it is we are celebrating and why. As long as we don't take it too seriously. As long as we don't sweat the small stuff. As long as we remember to breathe, it will be a wonderful time.

What do you do for Christmas? For Hanukkah? For Kwanzaa? How do you prepare? Are you ready? Whatever you celebrate, I hope it is grand. And I hope you can keep your sanity level to at least normal.

5 comments:

Emmy said...

You will make it! You can do it!!

It is nice to have the shopping done... though we are just waiting for more things in the mail now, so that is a bit of a worry... but yes getting the shopping done definitely helps.. though we have so much to wrap still too. I guess my biggest secret I just don't think about it :)

Nikia, May and da kids said...

I'm a goofy mom. We buy presents on request and we volunteer at shelters and Feed My Starving Children. The kids are allowed to request anything they want but they rarely request anything. I guess because we take them to the malls and stores to do the grueling walk abouts and they see what a hassle it is.

They prefer hanging out with friends and us. We do make baked goods for atleast 40 families every year and after that, they're not so excitable. It's fun in the moment but there exhausted after delivering them.

I want to make that paper chain you have. It brings back such wonderful memories from my childhood.

May

mormonhermitmom said...

I'm keeping it VERY simple this year. Have to. New place, I'm broke, don't know many people yet. The kids are getting ONE gift each and a trip to Grandma's (both of them). I'm glad to say that they are more excited about going to Grandma's.

KK said...

I need a nap just reading your list. Oh dear, I better go back to packing! No Christmas decorating or preparing here!

Rachel said...

Yes, you can make it! I'm trying to make it too. I have a few projects to finish and some more shopping to do, but not much. The wrapping is partly done, so I'm not TOO stressed. . .

I do, however, still have a lengthy list of treats I'd like to make :)