Mama Chat | 2016 Holiday Season

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Time for some Mama Chat! This is a series where I'm very transparent about issues some Mamas may struggle with. Join us!

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As much as I wanted to be in the “holiday spirit” it just didn’t click for me this year. I thought it would come easy because Camille is 15 months and would be able to rip wrapping paper but still nothing. I didn’t even turn on soulful Christmas music. Don’t get it twisted, I’m no Grinch, I’m just one tired Mama.

Christmas was once my favorite holiday. My Grandma & Grannie MADE Christmas. From decorations to a huge family dinner to Christmas music playing in the background. They did the most and I loved it! After they both passed it started to feel like just another day. Then Camille came along and B and I both thought it would be awesome again. Last year we bought a tree and decorated. We exchanged gifts and had a “special” dinner. It was a great day.

This year the tree never made it out the basement, I just didn’t have it in me to shop and I think we had leftovers. We did get Camille the new Elmo and a purse which I didn’t even wrap until 5 PM on Christmas day. She enjoyed ripping the paper and playing with her new toys.

I said all that to say I don’t feel bad about how the holiday season went. I’m ok with it. I’m learning not to beat myself up about things that don’t really matter. My family was happy and we had a good day and that’s all that really matters. 

Bottom Line: Work on letting go. Stop dwelling on the small things. As Mamas we have more than enough on our plates and way too many thoughts to sort through. Let it go…or at least work toward letting things go. I know it’s easier said than done.

Let me know how your holiday season went? Was it everything you hoped for?

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December 28, 2016
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