I'm George Bailey
For those who never saw the movie 'It's A Wonderful Life', George was a guy who got to glimpse what life would have been like if he wasn't around...I haven't had that experience but last night I had to wonder just what the holidays would be like, or not like, if I wasn't doing what I do!
Last night I finished my holiday cards, and have to drop them into the mail today. I was a bit tired after picking up some little extra trimming ribbons to put around the house to supplement all the decorating I did already, including the tree which I decorated. That stop was part of the shopping I did yesterday for some of the folks on my list, whose gifts need to be wrapped and put under the tree along with the presents I already wrapped and put under the tree Saturday night. Before I went to bed I planned out the items I'll make for the holiday lunch I'm hosting, and reminded myself my stepmother needs a detailed holiday shopping list for everyone in the family. I put water in the tree like I do every night, then turned out the tree lights like I do every night.
Sensing a theme here?!?!? It's not that I'm complaining-exactly-but am I the only wife/mother who feels like the *entire* holiday experience only comes about because I create it for my family? It really hit me last night; if I wasn't around, or suddenly resigned the executive directorship of holiday planning :), I really do wonder if my family would just not have Christmas at all...