Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Milk of human kindness
I had my Christmastime meltdown at our neighborhood Christmas party last weekend, so I can cross that off the list. Very close friend who has five children: "So, expecting number five?" Me: "Ha ha. NO. A thousand times NO."
There's just so much stuff. All. Month. Long. Chirpy magazine article on relieving holiday stress: "Just say no!" Oh sure, I'm going to be the pinehole who doesn't send canned goods for the food pantry to each of my three children's schools or not give each teacher a gift or not bring dairy-free cookies to every event or not send in each child's advent offering or not attend my husband's work-related events or not let my children be in the Christmas pageant or not send photos to each far away and/or old relative. Thanks, Women's Magazine! You just cleared it all up for me! Where's the peppermint bark?
Maybe washing all of the curtains and slipcovers with my free water will put me in the Christmas spirit! Or maybe I should just flood the backyard and make an ice rink.