The weeks leading up to Christmas were very full and busy for us. They were spent finishing up Ian's playchool, mandatory Christmas parties, making handmade gifts etc. In all honesty, December felt stressful and flew by so fast that it seemed like Christmas Eve just fell upon my lap one day.
Do we ever feel really ready for the big day? I am starting to believe no. I always try to cram in too many activities, wanting to give my kids the best Christmas ever. I have good intentions, but all of the activities never get completed. Next December, I vow to slow down, spend more time at home, and just have a simple relaxing month celebrating being together.
By the time Christmas Eve rolled around this year, I felt exhausted. I had no choice but to slow things down and that was exactly how we spent the holidays. It was just the four of us and we spent the days relaxing placing no expectations on each other, just enjoying our time together . It was perfect actually.
Hope your Christmas was full of love, light, and laughter.