I normally like a low-key Christmas season – I prefer to keep the list of events I commit to kind of short. I’m an introvert, which means I always feel better if I have time to recharge. This is twice as important to me during the holiday season.
However, every year it feels like way more events pop up than I originally expected and this is compounded by my kids being older and developing social lives of their own. We have school stuff, church stuff, events for my work plus family and friends.
I try my best to keep in mind that it’s OK to pick and choose – it’s OK to say no to some of the events. They all look fun and I’d love to spend time with all these people but some years it’s just not possible! Some are a must – we have to go see Santa at some point this month. I look forward to our annual brunch at work and of course all the parties and pageants at school.
As much as I love all the festivities I also do my best to make time for quiet, unplanned time with my kids watching Christmas movies and eating buttery popcorn.
(The photo for the day is self explanatory, I think.)