It’s the most wonderful time of year or so they say. Typically I love Christmas and have my shopping done, the kids and I have done Christmas Lights and crafts. This year has been different and we are starting late in the game.
So Here is the deal. Stop asking me if I am ready for Christmas already! I realize you are making polite conversation but no I am not ready for Christmas and will probable still shopping on December 23rd this year! It’s not because I don’t love my children or because I don’t want to do the shopping but we have had our struggles. These struggles are coming to an end. Several of the Hubby’s paychecks were screwed up and we found out first hand what it is like if we do not have that money that we depend on every paycheck and guess what it sucks!
We had things turned off, checks bounce and believe me it was awful. They have now for the final check been corrected so finally, we can shop for Christmas! My kids will not get bikes this year or any fancy hundred dollar tablets but the good thing about kids these ages is it could cost 5 dollars and they would not care! This year I am thankful for that.
So do me a favor when asking others if they are ready for Christmas! If the answer is no, do not look at the with pity or make any comments t suggest that they should already be done with their shopping. There may be struggles that you are unaware of and should not be aware of.
Christmas should be about togetherness and enjoying the company of each other. Not about the presents you buy. Let’s remember why we have Christmas and it is not to create debt for one time of year. It is to celebrate the our family, to remember the birth of Christ if you believe in jesus. It is to love on another like there is no tomorrow and should not be measured by how much you spend.