Monday, December 19, 2011
Here's What I've Decided....
The truth is, as mad as my kids make me sometimes, they are (in general) awesome. And it is not their fault that we are stuck in Texas this year. It is just one of those things. I think that the list is a great idea, it works with any budget (even our limited one this year) and it is an awesome guideline to keep from going overboard. Even when I'm feeling guilty about them (and me) missing out on all of the Alabama fun.
My mom is constantly telling me that "Happiness is a choice" but lately I guess that I have decided to not be happy, because I've been a Grinch about Christmas. Everything that my kids wanted was out of our budget (heck, everything that me and my husband wanted was out of our budget) and I found myself wallowing in self pity about everything we COULDN'T have or that we COULDN'T do. It occurred to me that I'm not practicing what I preach with my kids. I tell them all of the time that "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." Well, truth is, we've got quite a lot.
And you know what? It will be okay. We will still have a good Christmas. No, it will be a GREAT Christmas. I've decided. Period.