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Thanksgiving is over and I’m a passenger on a speeding train, destination Christmas. Do you feel like that too? With everything I have to do, it can be overwhelming. The decorating, shopping, cooking, baking and wrapping, added to my already jam-packed schedule, leaves me feeling like I can barely breathe.
I have come to the conclusion that I really need to remember that if I let all this stress get to me and start neglecting the relationships in my life that no amount of decorating or cookies will make it okay. I can get so caught up with all the ideas on Pinterest and social media that make me feel if I don’t have every corner of our home decked with picture perfect perfection, more than 30 different kinds of homemade cookies in the freezer and every gift wrapped with handcrafted wrap, ribbons and tags that my family will need extensive therapy in the future. In fact the exact opposite is true, when I remove the unrealistic expectations, I feel better and my family will remember the way we had fun together and not that I didn’t have 4 different trees up when they look back. Who wants their family’s memories to be of an expertly decorated home and a mother who was short with everyone, lost her temper and never had time to relax and spend time with the family.
This season I am pulling the emergency stop on the train and getting off and leaving all my baggage on board. I am going to focus on what I can do to enjoy the holidays with my family and not let stress, other people, the media or anything else make me think I am failing. I am going to play in the snow and read with my kids and spend quality time with my husband.
In fact, I have a special K-Y® date night planned for us. After the kids are in bed, we are going to unplug from our computers, smart phones and tablets and I am going to make us some gourmet hot chocolate, some decadent chocolate cake and bring our one of our favorite word games. In front of a roaring fire on a cold December evening we will have time to laugh and play and connect. I can find just what I need at Walmart and I am good to go. Check out the date night pack available at Walmart HERE!
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Of course I will beat the pants off my husband but don’t let him know that. When that happens I have another special surprise up my sleeve, K-Y® Yours + Mine. With K-Y® Yours + Mine the fun and games won’t end with our board game but will continue long after, upstairs in our bedroom. I am sure you get the idea and I won’t give you any more details. A night like that will allow us to focus on our relationship, the foundation of our family.
If we put our relationship on the back burner, we are not doing our marriage or our kids any favors. Taking the time will only make our relationship stronger which has a ripple effect through our home and family. So when I say we intend to spice things up this season, I mean more than baking gingerbread cookies.
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Excuse me I need to go, my train just stopped and I am off light as a feather leaving all that heavy baggage behind. Want to join me? Just pull the emergency stop cord and get off!