As children, there is no doubt that we looked forward to Christmas more than anything else in the entire year. However, once adults, it is often a different story. Especially when you're parents. The race to grab the best toys before they run out, trips stuck in traffic while you navigate to all corners of the UK to see the friends and family…. would it be all that strange if some of us tend to turn half Santa Claus half Grinch this time of year? Moreover, there are many things which one could do without when it comes to the holidays, but traditions are traditions!
A half-naked Christmas Tree
We love our children's Christmas decorations. It is always a pleasure to see them invest so much in their manual activity and to see them proudly bring back their creation. But as an addict to the perfect decoration you have a hard time resigning yourself from having the tree in your home in colour-coded mode that matches your interior. Your friend, mother of 4 children, warned you: your Christmas decorations will no longer be Instagram-mable. Now the tree is multi-coloured in some places, especially in height so that the little ones don't grab on to the balls and garlands, leaving the tree quite naked at the bottom!
And when you embark on this crazy race, there is obviously always an obstacle: the untraceable gift that your child has put in top priority in the list, circled a thousand times with his marker which has smeared all over the page ... Or else this gift tat is already out of stock. You will understand that entering a toy store in the middle of Christmas is a bit of a jungle: first come first served! Last minute gifts doesn't have to be your thing anymore, even if if you too are battling with your peers over the same fashionable toy. With experience, you tend to enter the closed circle of the team “Christmas is prepared 2 months in advance MINIMUM”.
The family meal
“Hell on Earth,” some parents will say.
If you find spending time with friends and family priceless at this time of year (when you are lucky enough to have them with you), it can also be so that sometimes, we could do without the presence of certain falsely well-meaning members. You know, the ones who always have the tendency to make you sauté the foie gras toast with your hands or have such high expectations with regards to the spread, or worst, comment on your journey as a parent:
- “3 months since you gave birth you say? I had already lost everything after 2 weeks, but not everyone is made up in the same way, your turn will come… ”,
- “This guy doesn't eat anything, he's complicated, nothing pleases him, like his mother. What are you feeding him? ”…
- Ah, and the famous: “And when is the second child?”.
Lying to children
To believe or not in Santa Claus ? Even if we love to tell pretty stories to our children, one day we will have to admit to them that the big red man comes from our collective imagination. But here, is it a nice lie for a good cause? Besides, to all the parents who want to get started and tell the truth, nothing but the truth, JOORNAL has concocted an article to help you break the news gently: just click here . Only if you want to… because everyone can feel if their child is ready or not!
The magic of Christmas is ageless.