Written by Renee Burt
Here we are on the EDGE of the holiday season! Thanksgiving is here and Christmas is just around the corner.
If you're like me, we usually start out feeling THRILLED that the holiday season is upon us. I mean, who doesn't love turkey and mashed potatoes, cranberries, and the smell of a fresh pumpkin pie….
But, after the initial rush of excitement (it might happen within a few days or within a week or two), most women, who are already feeling like they're living on the edge, may find themselves feeling like they're freefalling into a big black hole of added responsibilities.
These responsibilities may include:
- Cooking some (or all) of the Thanksgiving meal, and making sure this time it tastes and looks good!
- Getting the house clean for the family get together, and getting the toy boxes and closets rid of the clutter to make way for all the new stuff you'll all get for Christmas.
- Shopping for gifts for family, friends, teachers, mailmen, and everyone in between…
- …and then wrapping the gifts, and figuring out where to put them all—under beds, in corners of the basement, in the laundry room, in the attic, etc. Certainly somewhere away from where the cat and dog can chew on the bows.
- Attending church musicals or your children's school play (not to mention finding the perfect costume!).
- Trying to get your kids to sit still long enough, without making faces, or pinching or poking each other, so you can take the PERFECT family picture.
- Finding recipes for cookies you haven't baked since last year.
And the list goes on and on. Did I read you this list so you could slip over the edge right now? No, I simply wanted to remind you that this time of year, we're all challenged to live MORE on the edge than we already do the rest of the year as wives and moms.