Monday, November 9, 2009

Holiday Stress

The crush of the holidays is upon us and for some reason, I find myself more stressed about it than usual. I think it is because I am in unchartered territory of being a new elementary school mom. That has really distracted me away from my normal holiday trance.

I am working hard to establish myself as a useful entity in the school. I volunteer often in the classroom (twice in the classroom plus a field trip and that is just this week). I am co-leading my daughter's Daisy troop and I have showed up at nearly every PTO meeting that was held this year. I am also co-chairing the bake sale. I said to my husband, "Can I get a show of hands of those who really thought I wasn't going to chair this my first year?" He said that he was sitting on his hands:-)

It is possible that I am biting off more than I can chew however, I am having a blast. I didn't get to do any of this with my older daughter. I almost feel like the more I help at school, the more I am healing that wound. So, it isn't stressful at all.

What is freaking me out is that it is November 9th and I don't have my Thanksgiving menu set yet!! By this time last year, I had 6 pies and 48 rolls nestled in my freezer waiting for the big event. This week is a wash so...think of me in a frenzy next week as I struggle to pull this holiday out of the ashes of my own procrastination.


  1. Good luck! I am glad you are having a blast - you do sound crazy busy!!!

  2. Sue, you are doing a super job of being an involved mom, so don't feel guilty for taking the time to make the holidays what you want. It seems to me in the long run this will benefit your daughter as well (less stress in the household make everyone happier) Don't stress- the reality is you still have two and 1/2 weeks left to plan. I am hosting TG and Christmas this year as well, best of luck to the both of us.

  3. Three is a time for everything under the heavens susan, this is the time of the child envolvment with your presence there following your heart. The hype of perfection at the season...well that is something that had its time up till now. let the lofe flow. Susan I can not even get my head above water either. My mil is doing the meal and not anything like one might desire. it is what it is and I let go.. I am not relaly even going to go buy groceries for it it is out of budget.
    let it be what it is and stay in that pleasure of the moment where your not stressed out and your healing that desire of long ago