- Michelle G
- I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
It's beginning to look a lot like....
Did you ever get all geared up to post a NEW POST and then stop short because you wonder....What in the world do I have to say that anyone needs to hear?!
Well I don't blog because I think my opinion is so important that you MUST hear it :)
I don't blog because I think I know anything - and whew...the older I get the less I know believe you me! :)
So...why do I blog?
Maybe because I read several blogs and I think...I AM NOT ALONE!!! :)
So...maybe that's what I'm hoping for you (me) (you know what I mean)
So....I wanted to do the MUCH LESS COMERCIAL CHRISTMAS this year...and I'm failing miserably.
I want people to know how loved they are with home-made stuff..but then I get panicky when I don't have a "GIFT" to give them.
I KNOW KNOW KNOW the REASON FOR THE SEASON.
I just can't get over the "TOTAL BAD PARENT...F.A.I.L.U.R.E" feeling that I KNOW I'd feel if I gave them a sparkly glitter pinecone and told them "It's your gift - because I love you and I'm not crafty enough to make a GOOD gift" lol.
I'm sure that somehow makes me a bad person.
I'm not hand-crafting all my presents.
I'm not giving only gifts like.... a goat for an village.... or a well....
I'm baking like a lunatic (and I'm on this fabulous yet STRICT diet)
I'm buying even cheap stuff so that the kids will have "stuff" (no they don't need stuff...but somehow I worry that they do)
I'm taking off a few afternoons because of my mom guilt of working full time...to do things with the kiddos.
I DID try to order things from my blogger friends who WERE making stuff :) That felt good :)
I thought I could do it differently this year.
I did. (think so)
I'm just having a hard time pulling it off any way other than the way we've always done it.
maybe if I start with just ONE new family tradition.....
What do you suggest?:)
Are you too having a tough time reigning in the "christmas madness"
I keep thinking...two ways...1.) it's only the 7th OR 2.) OH my goodness it's only 18 days till Christmas!!
With all my heart~