So if you have been following my blog, you know every Tuesday is random topic night. Since I haven’t really been home since last Wednesday, we’ll pretend that tonight is random topic night. There are so many thoughts in my head at this time of year that I could probably post something everyday…that is, if I wasn’t so crazy busy. I feel nostalgic, stressed, blessed, guilty, poor and rich all at the same time.
My daughter has asked for a certain present for two years in a row. It is really not in the normal price range I like to spend. So here comes the guilt. I have thought about it for two weeks and finally decided to go ahead and order it. She is a great child and rarely asks for expensive things. She asked me to take her shopping with her own money because she had saved it over the last few years and she wanted to buy her family presents. I told her to save her money, but she was persistent. So, I taught her a lesson in economics when we went shopping. I told her to budget her money and not pick up too many expensive things or she wouldn’t have any left over for tax, etc. She learned a valuable lesson…I think.
I am stressed about the holidays for the normal reasons, but mostly because we have to work right up to the day before Christmas and I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to relax this way. I think kids deserve a whole two weeks off at Christmas, but what do I know. At least I have a job, so I am blessed, and I can count on my paycheck. No matter how much I tell myself those things, sometimes, it doesn’t help me feel better about a situation.
The bottom line is, no matter how crazy things get, I love my family more than anything. I have good friends and a great support system and for that I am truly thankful. I just wish I could stay in my pajamas and finish reading the book I started this summer. Yup. I might need pajama jeans.
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes