I have a confession to make.
I really, really don’t enjoy this whole Festive Season thing. I think it is overrated. Maybe I’m just a little bitter and twisted from spending 8 years in the hotel industry having to deal with really shitty people this time of year and always working.
I try, I really do. I put up with the family politics, the wastage of food, the sidestepping of issues for the sake of peace over Christmas. Not that I have many issues, but negating my sister-in-law is like a minefield. She is 10 years older than me, even though her kids are only 2 years older than mine. She is forever changing her mind about stuff we agreed on and then makes me feel like we had an imaginary conversation about it and I’m the idiot that forgot??? I’m not usually one to shut up and suck it up, but it’s just not worth it.
I often buy the gifts months in advance, but still end up doubting myself and spending more money days before the “delivery date”.
I understand the meaning of Christmas and think that it’s very special, but would prefer to just have a better balance between making it fun for my kids and being able to share the true message with them without going completely overboard.
Just my 2 cents’ worth.