Has your household succumbed to the Christmas Crazies yet? I don’t know about your family, but right around the time they begin making Christmas tree crafts at the library story hour, my kids start bouncing off the walls with sugar-infused excitement. The results can be especially draining.
Way back in 2005, I wrote a blog post about the craziness of daily family life this time of year, in which I inventoried the goings-on of a typical pre-Christmas morning. A reader recently emailed to ask where she could find it, so I decided to share it here with you.
Let’s laugh together, lest we cry, right Moms?
MY MORNING IN NUMBERS
Complaints about doing chores: 46
Threats about coal in Christmas stockings: 46
Pages of school work completed: 8
Pages of school work corrected: 0
Times I shouted “STOP SHOUTING!”: 7
Special breakfasts Kateri cooked for her chickens: 1
Scorched pots found in the kitchen sink: 2
Baths the baby needed before noon: 2
Baths the baby got before noon: 1
Doses of Exedrin taken: 2
Times I put the baby down for a nap: 3
Naps the baby took: 0
Times I swept the floor: 6
Times the floor needed sweeping: 7
Candy canes found in the washing machine: 1
Candy canes found stuck to the dog’s rear end: 1.5
Candy canes found by stepping on them: 6
Times I answered the question “How many days till Christmas?”: 27
Christmas tree skirts stolen and used as Superman capes: 1
Christmas tree balls shattered: 2
Times I seriously considered adding a shot of Kahlua to my cup of coffee: 1… okay 2… 3 tops
Times I remembered to thank God for the precious gift of my children: 0
Maybe I’ll do that now.