These cards only went out this year because I asked for help and my husband and daugther totally stepped up. They completely got these out the door on their own when I was buried in work last week. Huge lesson for me, let go and others really can handle it.
Also, have to share this story...Sydney told me yesterday that we have to be sure that we don't have our fire in the fireplace on when Santa comes on Christmas because he would not be able to come in our house. It would be too hot and dangerous and he might die (not sure when death came into the picture). I love the wonders of a 4 year old!
Merry Christmas to all, especially those moms that make it happen everyday throughout the year.
So after my last post, I would hope that I have gotten some holiday cheer! Well, we made it through last week, which was huge. Less than one more week until the big day and I think we are close to having it all together. We even got a visit to Santa in at a "Breakfast with Santa" event (no fighting it at the malls for us, my husband might really lose it if we had to do that). Here are some of our pics from holiday preps (and me getting big). But, let's not pretend it hasn't been hard and that there weren't days I thought "screw Christmas" (and plenty of tears have been shed). When you have kids and they really believe, it's hard not to go with it, take a deep breath and deal. And let me tell ya we are really working the Elf on the Shelf to try to help with some of the 4-year-old outbursts were having! How are you coping with it all? I'm not sure how working parents really get it all done!
Usually try to be positive here, but gotta' tell ya' I'm about to explode! Not only is it the busiest time of the year, I just can't seem to get a break. My printer is on the blitz and I have to basically feed every sheet of paper into it (not very convenient), my keyboard just started acting up, I ran out of ink, I am trying to order gifts online and this one site that I really want the gifts from is so slow and acting up that I want to throw the computer out the window. Can I bitch anymore? Oh, sure, last night my daughter had another of those nights, where basically I just couldn't stand anymore. It can't be my raging hormones, work stress or the fact that all of a sudden I realize we better get on shopping, nah, none of that. Oh, maybe it's that I have some kind of rash that my OB can't help me with so now have to go to derm (and TMI, I know). Haven't worked out this week, couldn't get to yoga and what I really want to do is go run around the block to get out my frustration, but the thought of my big 'ole 7-month pregnant belly running is pretty ridiculous. So, here is my rant, vent or whatever you want to call it. No guilt today, just total bitchin'! Hope you are having a better one! S