Friday, December 16, 2011

Going Nuts


I think I am going a little nuts in this house right now. I think I need to start a new trend of recital and kids parties in January when life is slow again. Wrangling a three year old through a two hour piano recital was a mental workout. We exhausted all snacks and art projects in the first hour but the recital just kept going and going. Next time I think I will see if Q can go play at someone's house while we go. As a child I remember a slow calm progression to Christmas with my mom. Now by the time I was in school I was the only one at home so maybe that was it, but one school Christmas program and we were done. Mom seemed to never be rushing around frazzled.


Girlfriends I was frazzled yesterday. Not a vision of my mom at all.  I think we have busied up the holidays too much but maybe that is just my homebody self resisting all the trips here and there and all the squares on my calendar filled with writing that I am fighting. 


I have a desire to just stay home and play Christmas music and clean house and bake lots of cookies and finish wrapping my gifts and not feel rushed. Does anyone relate to this? 


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14 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I remember those days....and it is frazzling! Your time will come when it is calm and quiet...almost TOO quiet! Hope you get some time to listen to your Christmas music...

Kris said...

Oh yes, I can relate!!!!

Beth said...

i love your peanuts collection. so cool!! remember to take some minutes to relax yourself. tell your kids you need "mommy alone time" & without it mom is not nice lady. i wish my mom had done this more when i was a kid. but at least now that she is a retired lady she can really enjoy life & sit back & relax. i hardly recognize her sometimes. ha. ha!! a true lady of leisure. (:

Daisy Escobosa said...

You're peanuts decorations are adorable! Yes I agree! Sometimes I just want to stay home.

Sweet .n. Simple said...

I am so relating to this post! Our children's School Christmas Program is tonight, School Christmas Party on Wednesday, Church Christmas Program/Recital on Thursday (which I am co-ordinating refreshments for) and I still have some unfinished handmade gifts to complete. Eak! I am with you on the being home, listening to Christmas music, and baking cookies:)

Monica said...

I can SO relate...and I'm not even really that busy this year. I'm trying not to take part in all the busyness, but instead I'm feeling overwhelmed trying to get presents bought, wrapped and mailed to our out of town family. Instead, I'd like to take it easy. Hang out and bake (and eat) with the kids and watch Christmas movies. Wouldn't it be nice to be done with the busyness BEFORE December comes? Or like you said, save some for January! Hope your December slows down some and you can just enjoy.

Rhonda said...

Yes, I always prefer to stay home and take care of home things, making things, etc.
Hope you get some time at home to recharge and do the things that need done.

I cleaned house this morning but I have a shopping list for some gifts, I need to go shop now but I prefer to read blogs like yours instead of going out. sigh!

Amanda McCusker said...

I have been thinking lately about how different Christmas is being a Mom versus being a child. When I was a kid Christmas took FOREVER to get here and as a mom, there isn't enough time at all. I don't really feel that rushed, but then again I don't have piano recitals yet, my daughter is only two. I'll get back to you in a few years. It is important to remember though that the duck looks calm on the surface, but is paddling hard under the water. So your kids may not see you frazzled like you feel. They are just enjoying the anticipation of Christmas.

Sandra Meek Wilkes said...

I think we all can really relate. We try to keep it simple and still get it all done but somehow it gets away from us. But finally Christmas Eve we will hear Silent Night and everything will seem just perfect.

Debbie said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!
I don't have the problem that much now, but when I was raising the girls, I certainly did. By the time we were reaching the end of that era, the other moms and I agreed that some of the Christmas things had turned to busyness and hoopla and hindered the season instead of enhancing it. One example was the recitals. There was no GOOD reason why they had Christmas concerts.

Debbie Kay said...

In one word.........YES!!!

Love you,

Debbie

CAS said...

Yes, I can totally relate. I seem to be busier now that we are retired, but I think that's my own doing. I have more time and resources to do more for my family, so I'm racing around like the proverbial chicken, but truly having fun doing it. I do try to walk around our home at least once a day (usually the wee hours of the morning since I'm a very early riser), cup of coffee in hand, and just look at the fruits of my labor & enjoy it. Sometimes you just need to take a 5 minute break.
CAS

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. How did I miss this post?! I don't know! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Peanuts, and have some of these pieces, but not all of them yet. I have kind of a Charlie Brown Christmas kitchen set up. All my Peanuts characters, like yours, are set up on my kitchen hutch, and I have a little Charlie Brown tree in that same room too! (Not the skimpy one, just a full small one, almost two and 1/2 feet tall, that I set on my counter, with Snoopy at the top!) I posted it last year, I think, but maybe I'll post it again this year. We'll see... I DO have a better camera now!.. As for today's plans? I definitely plan on hanging around my own kitchen baking Christmas cookies! Sounds good to me! You have fun, and I'll do the same! Enjoy! ~tina

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I *so* relate, and I only have on child at home full time now! I usually do lots of holiday baking, but this year we have only made the gingerbread house. What was it with last week and weekend...every single Christmas event was last week!!! And we have nothing this week....

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