Three days until Christmas, and I’m running out of ideas to keep the littles busy. Can anyone else relate? I spend all this time trying to do crafts, bake Christmas goodies, take the kids places, read Christmas stories, teach them what Christmas is really about, and I’m just exhausted! When did Christmas become “mission: occupy kids”? Last I checked, they are more than capable of occupying themselves, even without electronics or TV. <gasp!>
So, today we are cleaning the house. We are going to clean out the dreaded storage closet, fold clothes and put them away, probably have a meltdown (they’ll probably have one too), and just do our thing. I don’t have the energy to Pinterest anymore Christmas crafts or baked goods and snacks. We may even have time to watch an episode of “The Flash.” (It really is a cool show.) Regardless, we are staying in and not busying ourselves. I’ve been told, multiple times, that “good enough” is good enough. This is new to me. I’m learning that it is okay to be a “good enough” mom, instead of trying to achieve the status of “perfect mom.” In case you didn’t know, this is a huge deal for me. I will stop comparing myself to other moms, who seem to have it together with their immaculate houses and perfectly completed Pinterest crafts. Let’s face it, no one has it together. Not at the holidays, not ever.
I’m okay being me. Well, maybe not, but I’m getting there. I hope you are okay being a “good enough” mom. In reality, that’s all we can be.