It's only a working theory and a sucky one at that.
We do cut our list. When Noah said he was scared of Santa this year and didn't want to visit him -- snip! We sent Santa an email instead. When we got two activity invites and we coulda done both, but it woulda been rushed...we snipped the second one that came in. When I found a great teacher gift from a crafty woman I know, I dropped " Bake Goodies" off my To Do list. All pretty much guilt free.
But it's Christmas time. Busytime. Mommy Crunchtime. Somethings can't be snipped. Some activities MUST be done. All three of the kids have parties and programs at different times. Luke still has basketball practice. homework still needs to be done. Laundry still is created. We still need to eat. Gifts to faraway family and friends need to be purchased, wrapped and sent. Gifts for those here need to be delivered. There are people we must see, places we must go and the pace is quick, and deliberate. I am enjoying the season this year, but I can't actually say I am luxuriating in it. Thankfully my snipped To Do list is providing me with a floaty and I can easily handle and appreciate the pace.
I'm sure you are the same. You have similar To Do lists. Maybe you WANT to do it all. More power to ya! But, I'm sure you will understand why the last time I was on here was right after Thanksgiving. For your viewing pleasure, here a few pictures of life since then.
May all of you be able to snip your lists without guilt and enjoy this time of the year!
Sure there are more, but what will I have to talk about the next time if I show you them now??