Momservation: Glitter in one hand, candy sprinkles in the other – it doesn’t get any better for a kid.
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Christmas Check List
Decorate the house within an inch of its life.
Have Hubby light up the outside a-la Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation testing his love and loyalty for me.
kids knocked over playing hide-n-seek.
Let kids help decorate the tree. When they’re not looking move ornaments
up past everyone’s kneecaps.
Continue tradition of going over- budget on Christmas gifts and promising
not to next year.
Attend kids’ school Christmas program. And Christmas band concert.
And church Christmas program. And class Christmas party. Keep smiling and clapping and avoid looking fatigued.
Take adorable and original family Christmas picture that you secretly hope
Frantically mail out Christmas cards after procrastinating to busiest
mail day of the year.
Ditto for packages shipped to relatives. Pay extra shipping charge for
waiting too long.
Have kids help wrap Christmas presents. Resist urge to rewrap them
yourself after they go to bed.
Bake Christmas cookies with kids. Trust that this act of patience will swing
the doors of Heaven wide open.
Sing Christmas carols at top of lungs with windows rolled down in the car
with the kids.
Take kids to see Santa. Resist urge to roll eyes when they say
they’ve been good.
Dance around the Christmas tree to “Jingle Bell Rock”
with the kids before bed.
Race out on Christmas Eve in a panic for last minute forgotten gift.
Put out cookies for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, and initiate covert operations to keep Christmas magic alive for as long as the kids will Believe to Receive.
Fall exhausted into bed, relieved Christmas is over, but confident life doesn’t get better than this.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.