We have allowed Christmas to become less magical and more consumer with each passing year and as our children get older, their demands get steeper and our headaches get bigger.
This has become what Christmas is all about!
This chaos driven, buy all the things, don't listen to the lyrics of tried and true Christmas music! Stress! Stress! Stress!
We become hot messes, Grinches, shouting and gasping for air, through the mess of our own creation, crying out for others to stop the countdowns, complaining that there are Christmas items out too soon, and that there is just not enough time!
Where is the spirit? Where is the magic? What happened to the childlike wonder of looking at a December snowstorm with glee instead of worry? Why can't we all just slow down a little and take a moment to see that it hasn't disappeared we have just suppressed it, like the grumpy old people we are becoming once we have hit adulthood!
So, here I am, begging each and everyone of you to pause for a second! Take a deep breath and bring the Merry back into your holiday, one little inch at a time!