I find there’s usually two groups of people this time of year, the holiday enthusiasts and the rest of us. I try not to be a drag about the holidays, but they just really wear me out. Plus, if you’ve read any of my last few posts you’ll know I’ve been whining about not feeling well lately. So I’m already extra concerned about that.
But then Halloween happened. It was almost disastrous. My family was over for dinner and trick or treating. My kids, ages 2 and 4, were being about the worst they have ever been while I was feeling about as run down as I ever have. It was the making for a memorably terrible time.
When we got started a complete turn around happened though. My kids and nieces and nephews were all really into it. We did have to have a few reminders for listening and going back to say thank you, but overall it was genuinely fun. The bigger kids were great at helping the little kids. After the first house the little kids picked up the trick or treating concept exactly like they were born to do it.
When we got home we let them dig into their candy for a bit but told them we would have to put it up to start to get ready for bed soon. When it was time my husband and I were prepared for complete meltdowns, but the meltdowns never came. So I am cautiously optimistic about the holiday season this year. Is it possible we are entering some sweet spot time and age with our kids were the holidays are going to be magical and fun? Like once the holiday festivities start they will be able to understand and participate and maybe have fun without losing their minds? Did I just jinx us?!?!
What about you? Are you looking forward to the holidays this year?