Christmas is finally here! Time to spend the day focusing on family, loved ones and spreading cheer and joy. The season went by so fast this year that I really didn’t have a good opportunity to sit back and enjoy it. My work schedule trumped making handmade gifts, boatloads of cookies and sending out Christmas cards. The good intentions were there, I promise. There is a weird pressure that develops during the holidays to have everything “perfect,” whether it is as a mom, spouse, neighbor, friend, etc… It’s easy to get caught up in that..but the reality is that that perfection is very difficult to achieve and is really not even necessary.
So now Mr. Sparklepants and I are spending this (very early) Christmas morning putting together a “big” gift for the sparkletots. You know the kind of gift that comes in a million pieces and with instructions that don’t make any sense, no matter what language you speak. It’s leaving me wishing that I would have paid someone to do this for me. Ugh.