Christmas is usually such a stressful time. Gift buying and wrapping, cooking, planning, light hanging, people pleasing, gift unwrapping, messes to clean, tummy aches... It IS hectic, right?
Am I the only one who feels this way?
This year things were quite simple. We went on a trip, ate good food, and forgot about all the hustle and fuss of it all.
We watched Christmas with the Kranks last night, and I feel as if the writers of that movie had a great thing going until they decided to make Tim Allen's character selfish for not wanting to do all the Christmas stuff.
My point is, it is nice to not be stressed with performing 'Christmas' but enjoying it instead.
I got my kids one small gift and then had some guys build a sandbox for the family. They each got a second gift from grandparents.
I think we have some more care packages coming from grandparents, but having few gifts this morning meant less cleanup and more enjoyment of the gifts received. I am blessed to live in Africa this time of year, and I am thankful to my family and friends who helped us have a very sweet, simple Christmas!
I am happy they have presents, but it is convenient they are spaced out time wise. They won't be overwhelmed at once. I hope this post comes across the way my heart is feeling it.