I’m guessing that you are aware that there are only 6 days until Christmas, right? So tell me, are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you the type who likes to wait and do it all on Christmas Eve (that idea basically makes me want to break out in hives, just sayin!). I think I’m done shopping….I think. I still have a few stocking gifts to buy for the kids, but hubby and I will be doing that together this weekend. As for the other gifts, I have to do some inventory, but I do think I might be done. Gosh, I sure hope so. I’ve had about enough of the crowded stores!
With Christmas being only days away, my mind has been going over all the traditions we typically do this time of year, and how stressed I feel if Christmas gets to close without those things being done. But this week, God has really been showing me that Christmas is about way more than traditions, and that if we miss a tradition or two, my kids won’t need therapy or hate me for life.
I’ve simplified a lot this past week, in order to allow myself more time for Christmas prep, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I did. By Tuesday night, I had declared that Christmas break had officially begun, and there’s no more school until after the New Year! You should’ve heard the begging and pleading from my kids, just crying because they didn’t want three extra days of vacation. Yeah, right!