Things (that were supposed to be read) On Thursday (but I went to bed instead, so I am finishing this blog post tonight, Saturday. Eh. It happens.)
...It's true. I am a Jew who married a Catholic and for the past 10+ years, I have been part of the madness known as Christmas! My years of being able to relax once Hanukkah is over are long gone. As our family continues to expand, the crazier it gets! This year, the tasks have been pared back a bit. The cousins are doing a group outing instead of exchanging gifts, so that's a large number of present-picking off of our plates! But this year, we're adding in classroom parties and teachers/aides/bus driver gifts, and as a first-time school mama, it's a little overwhelming! I want to give thoughtful gifts that everyone will enjoy but won't break the bank! I am trying something on the creative side this year (and by creative, I mean I stole it off of Pinterest!) and if it works, I'll post some pictures!!
...We are still contending with PJ's post-school craziness! Finding the balance between how long he should nap, what time he should go to bed, and how much nap will be too much nap has been a challenge. There are days that he comes home from school, clearly exhausted. When he takes a nap, he has trouble falling asleep at night, and if he doesn't nap, he's certifiable from 5:00pm on, but falls right to sleep at bedtime. Yesterday, he seemed to tired at naptime that I let him sleep, so of course, he was up until 10! Today, I woke him after an hour, so hopefully it was enough to refresh him but not so much it will keep him up. (Note: That was wishful thinking. He's still awake and he was tucked into bed 40 minutes ago. Epic. Fail.) Either way, fatigue just seems like one factor in his after-school nonsense. After that, I have no. earthly. idea.
...There are so many things that I have been wanting to write about and get off of my heart, but I want to make sure that I can do justice to the subject matter. It's not that anyone really reads this or that what I have to say it so important- it's actually because of that I want to get it right. I don't want to be another insignificant voice babbling in a way that can cause damage, so I will carefully gather my thoughts before I spill them out, in sharp contrast to the way I usually do things on this blog.
...Christmas is almost here! Time to get back to my To-Do list! :-)