This year I have had to face many “issues” of struggling with myself and my approach to things in life (including my children).
I have become very angry and have been to a darker place throughout the middle of this year – and I have come slowly and still are coming out the other side. With much help and assistance.
And in the lead up to Christmas we find so many stresses and influences. There are pressures to see everybody and make something fantastic, to get the right presents, to be fit and healthy…..and the list goes on.
Well this year I had to make a very big decision. I have decided to try and create a simple Christmas like it should be, with limited stress (because there is no chance of NO stress), and more family time for laughter and love. I decided instead of travelling for up to 4hrs going to many places on the day, we will stay home and get most of the food pre-ordered or catered so that its as simple as pulling it out the fridge and best of all our 3 young kids can have the experience of opening their presents and being able to play with them rather than having to take one and leave the rest home.
As lovely as it all sounds I know that some people have felt jilted by our decision to do this but this is just one year and rather than set myself up for a possible stressful day, I am now looking forward to a loving day with my husband and kids.
Posted anonymously, 30th November 2014