It seems so easy to get caught up in the holiday chaos and often forget to just enjoy it. I have yet to put up all the Christmas decorations since my husband and O are both sick. Heck, we don’t even have a tree! Although this is my favorite time of the year and I love the decorations, I’m relieved that I haven’t fully immersed myself in ornaments and wrapping paper.
I really miss the simplicity of the holiday. Shopping feels crazier as each holiday season passes and decor seems much more over the top. I’ve been finding myself more at peace enjoying the present. O is much more interested in Christmas this year. I’m loving watching him take in things.
It then occurred to me that there isn’t a need to make this holiday “perfect.” The decorations don’t need to be put up right away or presents all wrapped. I’m still trying so hard to be that perfect mom that has it all together. I’m not that perfect mom and I shouldn’t be placing that pressure on myself.
I will be enjoying right now – decorations going up little by little, hiding wrapped presents in the closet, and cuddling while watching holiday programs. I’m much more content having W hold tightly on my thumb as I watch O continue to fill his curious mind. It’s also pretty great seeing O’s reaction as we slowly decorate. Taking a moment to just forget other stresses and enjoying these quiet moments is not so bad.