“This Is Us” – a Mix of The Hallmark Channel Vs. The Griswold’s
How many of you can relate to this?
Going to get a Christmas tree or take family pictures or go to a one of the fun family events going on this time of year and you picture laughter and fun and holding hands…. and then. REALITY.
You’re all arguing, kids are fighting and you’re absolutely exasperated and worn out.
And THAT is BEFORE even getting out of the driveway!!!!
That’s exactly what happened to us when we went to go get our Christmas tree this year. And I know you can relate, so I just had to share this hilarious, maddening, chaotic, merriment and the chorus of, “WE WILL have FUN and MAKE this a FUN, FOND, FAMILY MEMORY!!!!” You think it’s going to be The Hallmark Channel – instead it’s more like This Is Us and The Griswold’s.
Can you relate?
I know you’re shaking your heads right now. It’s more like a chorus of “ohhhh, myyy gawwwd, this is my life.” Here’s what happened…
So here’s how the story goes. (You can even Listen here for more fun, laughs and experience all the chaos, calamity, lessons and tips you can use!)
This is our REAL life escapade as we went to find the best real Christmas Tree.
As a family.
A cherished forever memory.
So when our kids are asked, “What’s your fondest memory from childhood?” Certainly this is it! I had it ALL PERFECTLY PLANNED OUT!
Let me set the scene: The house is filled with sounds of magical Christmas Carols filling us with delight, we are all laughing together, the snow gently glides to the ground bringing glimmering wisps of wonder, the children were nestled all snug in their beds, holiday baking still wafting in the air – and upon the children’s gleeful wake from slumber, their moods are filled with pure happiness, hugs for each other, smiles – all getting along, not a cross word…blissful merriment abounds. It’s all joy, smiles, everyone is laughing, ready to make this perfect lifelong holiday and tradition.
AND THEN I WOKE UP.
And welcome to it. It’s real. It’s messy. It’s frustrating.
This is just the “let’s keep it real’ of reality.
And yet it’s our every days and our moments of time ticking by and it’s our opportunity to TAKE ON all the stress or FOCUS ON ALL THE REST.
Check this out and listen in as we tuned in as The Hallmark Channel and landed somewhere in between This Is Us and The Griswold’s….
- Let go of unrealistic expectations
- Get the kids involved
- Let go of perfectionism
- Take a Mommy Time Out
- Enjoy the process – not the perfection – for that will steal the joy
- Make memories for the kids and the family
- Capture the moments of magic
- Find the precious pieces of joy
- Empower the kids in the process -let them decorate – see the pride in their faces -they feel important, needed, valued, proud
You’re also empowering yourself – because it’s done! is one ornament 2 millimeters off where you want it? WHO CARES? They don’t. They care that they helped, they feel important, they look to you for approval and, “WOW! Look at all the work you did! You did FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for helping! You’ve really made a big difference!
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Are you feeling overwhelmed – aren’t we all at this time of year? Check this out and see how you can relate and how it can help you.