I’ve started to lose my Christmas cheer. Maybe it’s because we’ve been listening to Christmas music since mid-November (yeah, not smart on my part at all). Maybe it’s because the kids are bickering all damn day long and nothing I do gets them to stop. Maybe it’s because to wrap Christmas presents I have to go into our frigid unfinished basement at night and quite frankly, I’m just too tired and I despise being cold. Maybe it’s because Doug’s Christmas vacation doesn’t start until the 24th and I don’t even get a vacation. Maybe it’s because with all that we have to do, it stinks that Doug isn’t home at all tonight as Meg has hockey and then HE has hockey and I’ve got kids by myself for 12 hours straight and no time to make Christmas cookies or wrap presents or even go pee without someone needing me.
But I’m going to suck it up and go about my business as I always do. There’s laundry to be washed, dried and maybe even folded and possibly put away. There are snacks to be given, girls to potty train and little boys to kiss. There are books to read, a house to clean and Christmas cheer to be found. I think I’ll start with some Christmas music.