My love/hate relationship with the holidays...

My love/hate relationship with the holidays...

It happens every single year.  I get so excited about the thought of the holidays - the family time, the kids, the gifts for them, the traveling (wait...did I say I like to travel back and forth from Chicago 4 times in 2 days?!?!).  Then, when the time finally arrives, I have panic attacks.  Did I get everything (within reason) from the kids Christmas lists?  Did I use the the right wrapping paper for all the Santa gifts?  Did I make enough food?  What was I in charge of bringing to the family get together again?  Oh, yes, then there are work deadlines.  Can I get it all done and feel good about how I left the office before I leave for a week?  Can I close my office door for the night and just breathe a sigh of relief or will I have something hanging over my head for the week that I'm out?  Then there are kid worries.  Can I get a decent meal in their bodies to off set the insane amount of candy that they inhaled at their school parties?  Can I still get them in bed at their set bedtime without losing my ever-loving-mind?  Will they all sleep past 8 a.m.?  Will they ask for candy for breakfast?

Ahhhh...yes, the holidays.

 

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