I get stuck a lot on the fact that I am not very good with traditions this time of year. I always have big plans and then, POOF! It’s already the 24th and I am freaking out about everything. Who haven’t I gotten something for? Did I make enough cookies? … or, or, or?
I partially blame my stalling on the fact that I am a December baby. It’s hard to celebrate another holiday on top of what is supposed to be your special day. I will also blame not wanting to be disappointed. If I plan a ton of things and try to make all of it “just like last year” (because that was THE BEST), and then they flop, I know my heart will totally sink. Of course, not planning anything will cause equal disappointment, but that’s not the point.
I will thank the black hole that is also known as Pinterest for making sure to overwhelm me every.single.time I dare to visit that website. I have an entire board dedicated to all things holidazzling, but I am pretty sure I haven’t put any of them into actual use. I love the idea of an advent calendar, but darn it, the month always sneaks up on me. I will also totally admit that the Elf on the Shelf freaks me out…that creepy little dude has that weird smile and those eyes that follow you around a room.
Let the mommy guilt begin.
What are my kids going to remember about the holidays? How can I make them special without dumping a ton of money into the situation? I started to do some research on my personal blog, Second Spring, to see what the heck we are usually doing this month, an lo and behold – we do have a few traditions. Who knew?! Maybe I am not such bah-humbug after all.
I get reflective
I hope all of you have a very Happy Holidazzle this year, no matter how, where or when you celebrate!