Every mom knows that the Christmas season is a marathon. A marathon with some milestones along the way that we can all celebrate passing. Here is my list of seasonal challenges. Would some of these be on your list too?
- Decorate the house and porch and yard
- Get the tree and decorate it
- Mail the Christmas cards
- Mail gifts that have to go out of town
- Gift for the husband
- Gifts for the kids
- Gifts for neighbors, friends, associates, godparents, relatives, music teachers, etc.
- Complete any handmade gifts
- Wrap all the gifts
- Bake Christmas cookies
- Throw a party
- Cook a fabulous feast
But on the other hand, looking back over this list today, I feel I can pat myself on the back for getting so much done. Maybe not as early as I'd like, but other than the mailing issues, it all was done well.
So while I could bake some more cookies and perhaps squeeze out another handmade ornament, I'm throwing in the towel and calling my Christmas to-do list done. The feast will be cooked on Christmas Eve, and then I'll just sit back and wait for Santa.
Tomorrow's post will be my 12 joys of Christmas. Another list that makes me smile as I check things off. Anything left on your lists?