Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ... and a few words

My poor splotchy baby boy. :'0(
Fake tree next year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ho Ho Holy Crap!

Christmas is coming and I have nothing wrapped.
Not everyone is shopped for and yet I am strapped.

I have knitted and knitted until I couldn't feel my hands.
Stockings and hats and scarves and head bands.

I'm not happy with what little I've produced.
Not happy. I need a Christmasy boost!

Can you buy it in a bottle? Like a 5 hour shot?
Only for 5 or 6 days? I'd like that a lot!

I need something! Something quick! I swear.
This "Bah Humbug" feeling is staring to wear.

I want to be happy, joyful and filled with GLEE!
Not inwardly screaming and wanting to flee.

I just want it to be over. How festive, I know.
I used to love Christmas and now I wish it'd just go.

My children count down the days with excitement and cheer.
How can I let them down? Ya, THAT is my fear.

What if they are sad when the see less under the tree?
What if they hate the gifts hand made by me?

What if what they asked Santafor, is not what they get?
Will it matter to them? Probably not that much I bet.

They are good kids. Happy with anything.
Thrilled for the holiday and not what the gifts bring.

They love the tradition! The lights and the songs,
The family and love will right all the wrongs!

I need not to worry. I need not to fear.
Things will be ok on Christmas this year.

Happy Holidays from all of us at KidLit'sKorner!
May it be stress free and love filled!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Out with the turkey... In with the tree.

I know I don't have many followers, however for the one or two I do have, I want to apologize for my absence. It has been hectic. But then are the holidays ever free of chaos? If this time of year is calm for you, I envy you immensely.

I don't know why, but week after Thanksgiving always seems to be the worst. I mean, there's still 3 weeks or so before Christmas, yet it seems more like 3 days. Black Friday gets everyone worked up into a panicked frenzy in which they never really seem to come down from until New Years! You get that feeling that you should have more done, when in essence, the Christmas portion of the "holidays" has just started! Even if you try to slow down and attempt to just take some of it in, you really can't because you have this checklist continuously playing over and over and over again in the back of your head. Normally, it's relatively quiet and keeps to the back of your brain. That is, until you see or hear a trigger word from the list.

Example: I'm at my kids school trying to enjoy the Winter Concert last year. I think I've left the hustle and bustle at the door. Then, from a row back, I hear a child say she wants more of her apple juice. And immediately, that check list pops up with a voice of authority and says "APPLES! Liam's allergic. Need to pick a pie he's ok with." Then from the right, you hear a mother comment how beautiful the schools tree is. "TREE! Gotta remember to water the tree. Don't want it to go brown and lose all its needles like last year." The class on the stage sings "We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year." "NEW YEAR! What ARE we doing for New Year?" Principal says "Please be sure to stay for punch and cookies." "COOKIES! Have to make sure we have all the ingredients for sugar cookies so we can bake them for Santa." Father to son "pull up your sock." SOCKS! Do we have an equal amount of stocking stuffers for each kid? Don't want to play favorites." And on... and on... and on.... the mind never really seems capable of taking a break!

I don't want it to be that way this year. I want to be able to stop and smell the tree, taste the cookies and drink in how blessed I am with out it being tainted by what I should be doing. And I hope the same for you.

Have a happy and quiet month. Even if the quiet is only from with in. ;0)

Our Goofy Christmas eCard From Last Year.