Good morning, Mamma. What day is it? Tuesday, that’s right, Tuesday… this time of year the days sort of blend together, don’t they?
Are you having fun yet? Three days to go, darling. My wish for you today: whatever isn’t done yet, let it go undone. Let. It. Go. For you, for your family, make like Elsa the Snow Queen and let it go.
Christmas will, in all likelihood, be fine without it, whatever it is.
And you will avoid spending the last precious hours before Christmas alone in a mall somewhere.
I know, you want to get the perfect thing. I know, you want to see their faces light up. I know, you forgot to get something for your mother-in-law, or your neighbor who got you cookies.
Make mom-in-law a Christmas coupon — “Will plant flowers for you in the spring” or something like that. Send your neighbor a nice thank you note after Christmas. Whatever you have for the kids right now, it’s enough. It’s ENOUGH. They need time with you vastly more than they need any one additional thing (or three).
Please, Mamma, do not let that panicky feeling seep in and ruin your holiday. Time Mamma. Time is the most precious gift of all. And a happy Mamma, smiling and relaxed, that is more precious than gold.
For me. For yourself. For your kids. Let. It. Go.
In these very last days before the BIG DAY, commit to staying out of the malls, commit to putting people before stuff, commit to spending time together at home.
With so much love,