The excitement has been and gone and today I took our tree down (please don’t hate…aha!). We spend months and months prepping for one day and then boom it’s gone.
As a mom I appreciate the magic Christmas brings, the smile it puts on my sons face and the feeling I have when I see him happy, but after all the prepping, buying, hosting, cooking and fighting over the last packet of sage and onion in Aldi it can sometimes actually take over your life for a few months. Do you agree?
So although I feel a sense of sadness taking the Christmas decorations down, I also have a sense of relief that it’s over for another year, which is why I think between Christmas and New Year I take everything down, now I’m not a grinch in the slightest, but I like the sense of being ready for the new year ahead without having to drag Christmas along with it that little longer.
We spend so much money and time thinking about what present Uncle Bob would like (even though we only see them twice a year) and spending too much time in the Card Factory picking out 100 cards for your friends and family and not forgetting your Nan’s cousins sister in-laws daughter and then stressing about everything that comes with wrapping a present – the paper, tag, ribbon, bow, bag and the stuff that sticks it together. Jeez no wonder we feel relief when it’s over.
Christmas is a wonderful time don’t get me wrong, but I’m ready to carry on life as it was 2-3 months ago. A bit of organisation, less stress and routine until next time!
What are your thoughts? Do you find Christmas stressful or do you love the hustle and bustle?