Almost a year ago to the day, I posted this poem. I was stressed. I was poor. Christmas was less than a week away and I was ready for the year to end. Sadly, a year later, things haven't changed much. Luckily for me, my kids haven't changed much either. Well... they got bigger. However, their values are just as strong as ever. As eldest confirmed just the other day, Christmas is about family. Everything else is extra. Well put.
And now, a sad reblog post of Ho, Ho, Holy Crap! Merry Chirstmas Y'all.
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 Santa for, 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!