Pre Christmas Blues
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's early Sunday afternoon and I am sitting here at my computer getting ready to do some internet Christmas shopping and I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, not too mention a little emotional. I must admit, the monthly hormones aren't helping.
I usually have a lot of my Christmas shopping done by now, but I have been dragging my feet. I am just not feeling too excited about Christmas right now. Don't get me wrong, I love all things Christmas because it's such a special time for family, friends and all of the warm and happy feelings that come with it.
But, with the economy being what it is, money is tighter than normal. I know Christmas shouldn't be about the presents. I understand that and it isn't a problem for me. In fact, I hate that it is so commercialized anymore.
I have tried to explain to the kids that we won't be spending as much at Christmas this year. Not that we went crazy with presents any year, but it still bothers me that they might be disappointed.
The youngest one just figured out there is no Santa so he knows that it was us buying the presents all those years.
I guess there is a lesson here for them and me. Which is you don't always get everything you want and the lesson for me is that I can't be Supermom and make everything blissfully perfect no matter how hard I try.
I am probably making more of this than I need to and the kids will be fine.
Just feeling a little blue today and blogging about it helped.
I will take a few deep breaths, find my happy place and all will be ok.
Just thinking about one of my favorite Christmas movies "Christmas Story" has already put a smile on my face.
Ok, I'm good now.
Have a great week!