Yes, of course everything on your list is done. The gifts are wrapped, no doubt. Your party outfits are all selected (priorities, right?), the freezer is full of holiday sustenance and the tree is perfect (because you are watering it every night and you bought the expensive tree food so it’s sure to last). Your holiday decorating is a work of art—second only to the brilliant works that make it home from school this time of year and share prominence with your fine china and silver. The house is a veritable masterpiece of holiday goodness. Ahhh. You can relax now.
You have two weeks ahead of you with children 24/7. Whether they are school age or toddlers, your regular schedule is out the window and you need to make a plan. A quick check list and some inspiration from past SavvyMom articles will get you through, not to fear.
Look Out For Number One
You will need some recovery time from all your holiday efforts, so book some time for pampering. Bring in the reinforcements if you must—you deserve it.
Get Some Outdoor Exercise
You are up early anyway—so get to the rink before it gets crowded. Babies can be pulled behind on a sled if it’s not busy and older children won’t get in the way when they are racing each other. Our great city has some fab outdoor rinks to choose from (and Mayor Miller was nice enough to get them open before the New Year).