I WANT A TREE!!
I don't have any Christmas decorations up!
I don't have any wrapped gifts out!!
I don't even have my "fake" wrapped gifts out!
I haven't made any bows!!!!
If you know me at all, you know I find comfort and stress relief, in making bows and wrapping presents!
BUT I HAVEN'T WRAPPED ANY PRESENTS
AND MY RIBBON IS STILL IN THE BASEMENT!!!!!
Think I'm going to have to go dig out my ribbon and wrapping paper!
I think I may just have to put up a tree!
The other half of me says:
Deal with it!
Celebrate Christmas this year, by only being decorated in your heart!
Simply wrap, simply!
Those few gifts you have purchased, wrap them and pile them!
Teach the kiddos that Christmas isn't about the STUFF!!
Then I go back to the
other half of me:
The baking cookies, at Christmas time, bring more time together and the kiddos love it!
The kiddos love learning how to make bows and seeing the pretty presents wrapped!!!
I need my stress relief---wrapping presents and making bows!!!!!!
I love making ornaments with the kiddos and I think they like it too!
Not sure which half will win.....but I'm pretty sure,
both sides are right on and both sides are slightly "off"!!
I love that Christmas time brings on that "creating more time" for the fam!
That there are things, about Christmas and all the stuff, that we do as a family, that we enjoy!!
This figuring it out thing STINKS!
I was trying to get myself geared up to "only decorate my heart" for Christmas!
But I miss all the other stuff and each one of the kiddos, miss something about our preparations for Christmas!
Are they all necessary? NOPE!
Will we "do" our traditions or will we spend time together differently this year!???
I don't know!
Maybe tomorrow I'll make a bow and wrap a gift and we'll all be ok!
Or maybe, I'll go buy a tree! Maybe, we'll take over someones kitchen and make cookies!
I wish I had this thing figured out......I wish both my 1/2's lined up!
edited much later, to tell you.........
the TREE IS UP
THE KIDDOS HAVE FOUND THEIR TREES AND THEY ARE GOING UP TOMORROW
I AM DECORATED IN AND ON MY HEART
BUT AS MY FRIEND SAYS, I WANT THAT DECORATION TO BE SEEN!! I WANT TO SHOW IT! SO WE ARE SEMI-DECORATED!
LET THE BOW MAKING BEGIN!
WHO KNOWS, MAYBE WE WILL FIND, BETTER AND MORE IMPORTANT TRADITIONS THIS YEAR!
If my house were normal and I didn't have to worry about moving things for contractors, it would be, ME, decorating and baking like crazy, like every year.....
but this year, everything has to accommodate, the rest, in order to get my house in order!
I'm READY FOR THE CHALLENGE!!