Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of year. But too often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the holiday season quickly transforms from a joyful time connecting with family and friends to a time of heightened stress and rampant consumerism. (Read a full Holiday Stress Report here!)
Last night, I was feeling some of this hustle and bustle stress as I was planning meals, finishing Christmas shopping, prepping the house for guests, etc. And in the midst of my “bustling”, I glanced over at my toddler who was shamelessly head boppin’ to Christmas music and pulling all my pots and pans out of the kitchen cupboards. My normal response in a situation like that would be to get frustrated, move her to another room, and/or snarkily ask my husband for help (who, mind you, was head boppin’ and causing turmoil elsewhere in the room). But instead, I stopped myself.
I stopped myself because it occurred to me just how cute she looked and how much FUN she was having. And in that moment, rather than getting caught up in everything I had to “get done”, I decided to join her… and for the next several minutes, we head bopped, rearranged kitchen cabinets, made messes, and laughed. A lot.
After she went to bed and I finally got around to cleaning up the messes we made, I found myself wondering what the Christmas season would be like if we could all channel our inner toddler. It sounds kind of weird, but this Christmas, I plan to try it. And I’d like to challenge you to do the same.
Alright friends, that’s a wrap. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas week! Enjoy some more fun photos below. Outfit details are at the very end! 🙂 Till next time…
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