We all want to be our best selves for our kids. And at this time of year, it can be easy to focus on our failings. So I am here to publically admit all of my shortcomings this holiday season. My kids will be upset when the elf doesn’t move. I pray that I am able to remember all of the secret santas, ornament exchanges, teachers, coaches, etc. I won’t be baking any cookies this year. And I will be lucky if I get a three out of four stars on my gift giving.
Now, I’m hoping that listing a few of my shortcomings will encourage you to be kind to yourself this holiday season. Moms give yourself and your family the gift of a more present and less crazy you. This is what your kids and others will remember.