'Tis the season....

Friday, 5 December 2014

'Tis the season....



Tis the season to be jolly 
Tra la la la la la la la arrrrrrggggghh! 

I'm not feeling that jolly at the moment. More like the season that you are stressed out as hell and running around like a headless Turkey. 

Since having my boys I have always found Christmas stressful and this year it's worse than ever. It doesn't help that I'm a massive control freak and there are some things I just can't control. So I'm focusing far too much on the ones I can.

Yes, I know that the only thing that is important is family time whilst celebrating the birth of Jesus, but I'm finding it hard to focus on that at the moment.

I have pre school visits, nativity plays, fetes, mufty days and tombola prizes to remember to name just a few. Santa is quite frankly behind on his Xmas ordering and the one present that big man wants is currently out of stock. I know that if he doesn't get it, it won't be the end of the world. I know that Santa should be able to locate a smaller version. You see Santa isn't an expert on remote controlled skateboards so can be excused for getting a smaller set.






The Christmas elf is also bugging me. You know the one. The freaky looking thing that spies on kids. He appears to be like marmite. I bought a slightly cuter version last year and spent my evenings setting up some "hilarious" situations for it. Did the kids notice. Nope. And then there was the incident where the elf was messing with my head! So why am I stressing about not doing it this year? I haven't the time or energy to decorate the house in toilet paper but when I see the numerous posts on Twitter and Instagram, I'm having parental guilt. Will my boys ever forgive me that I can't be bothered to sprinkle flour over the kitchen for old Alfie? The answer is probably yes on the basis there had been no mention of said elf. Besides the TA at school has told them about a Christmas robin that reports back to Santa and they seem to have spotted that in the playground. 

The Tesco delivery was also a fail this year. After saying to my Mum that I'd stay up to midnight to get my slot, I had a glass of wine (or 2) whilst watching The Apprentice and went to bed. I woke up in sheer panic that God forbid I'd have to enter a shop near Christmas. All was not lost and I managed to get a slot in the week before and thanks to the invention of fridges everything will be fine. 

Of course I don't help myself with the whole wrapping process and different papers from Santa and us. It's not like big man even looks at the tags before he attacks the presents Tasmanian devil style.

I don't know why I am worrying but I do. Writing it down makes it even more ridiculous. It's in my make up. Christmas will happen whether I'm ready or not and I need to stop worrying about totally pointless things. So with that I think I need to crack open the mulled wine and put Micheal Buble on the stereo and start appreciating the season to be jolly.

What about you?

10 comments:

Mummy Tries said...

Oh dear, I hope it all comes together for you lovely! I'm usually much more organised than I am this year, so can empathise. We've got about five sets of guests to entertain over the two week period so the grocery shop is the one thing I have to be good with and booked my slots way in advance. It's insane how fast they get snapped up. Best of luck :-) #PoCoLo

Cathie B said...

Oh dear. I hope it gets better for you. Deep breathes, keep on sipping at the Pinot & you'll be fabulous xx #PoCoLo

kidGLloves said...

The Mothers say - We hope you really get to enjoy Christmas. It always seems such a rush but we hope it calms down for you xx #PoCoLo

Louise Fairweather said...

Pinot is the way to go!

Louise Fairweather said...

Were you up at midnight? Damn glass of wine and the Apprentice!

Louise Fairweather said...

Cheers x

Andy Davis said...

Ouch, I'm sure it will work out fine (I hope it will at least!). The power of Christmas is strong this year, decorations went up in November and classic songs started this week. I've just given up fighting and gone with the flow ;-)

Suzanne Whitton said...

Oh Louise, this sounds like me writing this! Tesco deliver fails AND mentions of the creepy little elf?! Give up the mummy guilt (easier said than done) and relax. Or at least try! x x

JessMcGlynn said...

If it makes you feel *any* better, I haven't bought any Christmas presents or even thought about what we will be eating on Christmas Day...I'm sure it will all come together in the end, these things usually do. Now enjoy that mulled wine!

Victoria Welton said...

I do understand where you are coming from! I have done 95% of my Christmas shopping now but I just don't get why people are putting their trees up SO early! In some cases a whole month before Christmas! 2 weeks before is quite sufficient! And I am dreading that Elf thing - Ross wants to do it and Grace keeps asking where she is, so I am going to let them get on with it! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo :) x