Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Hi. My name is Emily and I'm a complainer. I can't really remember when it all started but before I knew it, I was complaining 20, 30 times a day.
That's why I deleted my last post. Because who really wants to read about how much someone else has to do over the holidays? Like you don't have a lot to do also.
But thanks for letting me get it off my chest!
I had a realization as I was standing in Michael's yesterday picking out crafts for some of our 832 parties to attend and where we have to bring __________ (fill in the blank with: homemade ornament, secret Santa gift, gift exchange, decoration exchange, cookie exchange, gift card exchange....). I'VE GOT TO QUIT OVER COMMITTING MYSELF.
It's not that I'm all cool and have load of awesome parties to go to (I think I get invited out of obligation or pity). It's just how the holiday season is. You know it because you're dealing with it too. I considered taking a picture of my calendar that has something on it Every. Single. Day. from now until New Year's.
It's just too much. And I should be spending the holidays with my kids. Happy. Not stressed out about x, y and z.
So that's my goal for the months of December. Be happy. If that means giving things up, so be it. It's totally not in my nature AT ALL to skip a social gathering of ANY KIND but here we are. I'm not really sure what Christmas is all about but I've got figure something out quick because last night at Target, Cason picked up a $200 train set and told me Santa was bringing it to him.
No, son. I have it on pretty good authority he's not.