I sat down to write a post about chores and how to navigate that tricky aspect of child rearing, and ended up writing this post about Christmas. I think what happened was we went to town last Saturday and, once again, I got amazed and stunned by the…..stuff. And at that point we hadn’t even had Thanksgiving yet! I know. We say this every year!
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Christmas. The gifts, the gratitude, the unwrapping (well, not the midnight wrapping so much). The food and family. Parties. The TREE!! The music is incredible. But, along with all of that fun, the holiday has a flip side. It can bring out some major wanting, and impulsive urges in the best of us. [Read more…]