What happens when you combine something you love, blogging, with stress? Something has to give right? Well in this case it’s the blogging. A lot is going on right now so it has been hard to churn out the posts, comments, and stalking.
- in-laws coming to stay this Thursday
- have to find Santa suit
- buy presents, go to Safeway, shop online
- find replacement for the MINI Cooper
- get stuff done at work
- feed someone’s cat while they’re out of town
This is a short list and I’d rather spare you from the details. Oh yeah, it’s Anna’s first Christmas. I remember how magical Christmas was for me as a child. I can’t wait until she’s a bit older to appreciate the fun happenings surrounding the holiday season. She doesn’t quite get the whole Christmas light thing, however I’ve taught her to look down on those dreaded inflatable Christmas decorations you see in yards.
Speaking of Anna, we attended a parenting class on Saturday as the guest speakers. We were the new parents sharing our experiences as we adapt to a new life. Let me tell you, Anna was on her best behavior. She didn’t make a peep the entire 90 minutes. It was really odd to be the ones sharing what has, and hasn’t, worked for us. It seems like only yesterday we were the ones in the crowd feeling overwhelmed by looming parenthood. Mrs. Lessinges and I really enjoyed the class and we told the instructor we’d be willing to share again with other classes. By no means do we have parenting "mastered", but we’ve found ways to make compromises and how to work best together. We were so captivating that one of guys in the front of the class kept nodding off. I’m not sure how teachers overlook the snoozers in the crowd.
It’s a busy week in our household. I’m sure most of you know exactly what I mean so without further ado, I wish you all an early happy holidays! Whether you’re staying home or hopping on a plane, have a safe holiday season. Cheers!