I absolutely love Christmas, it is my all time favorite holidays but the aftermath is exhausting.
Decorating for the holiday weeks before was so exciting and fun, but putting it all away is just a chore that I don’t want to do and seems to take forever.
The house is full of new gifts, mostly toys and clothes for the kids, and there seems to be no where to put it all. So that means the purge that should have been done before Christmas needs to happen now… and the mess grows.
Then there is all the food in the house from all the entertaining. Treats and sweets and mounds of leftovers. How do you start a new year diet with so much in the house that just seems to keep calling your name?
The kids are still high from all the excitement of the holidays, toys are being played with and discarded as something else catches their attention. Sweets are their main food source and sleep seems to elude them.
There is still a week left of holidays before the older kids go back to school… how do we survive?