Joyous, stressed, anxious, happy, tired, excited? How do the holidays make you feel?
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Anxious and stressed, with flashes of happiness when everything is going well for the kids and husband.
We are at the ILs and so I have zero control of my day. I am not even told what we will be doing most days. I am expected to follow along, mostly to places with large crowds of people I don't know well, and act pleasant as soon as I am told to get into a car. I'm in the way a lot while MIL is cooking or cleaning, yet I can't do either well enough to really help her, and I don't know when to offer if I could. This is not easy for me. I just want thenm to be over and everyone else to be happy. Happiness for me is pretty much only coming from that.
I love the holidays in principle, I just wish I knew what to expect. My husband thinks that is unreasonable, given how big his family is, so no chance. This year, I am taking anti-anxiety stuff.
All of the above. I like spending time with family (to an extent lol) and putting up the tree is fun. But I get streessed about money for gifts and hate the commercialism.
I love the holidays, I don't love winter time.
I have a love/hate realtionship with them. The financial strain stresses me out, but I try to remind myself that it alwasy worked out in the past and it will again. I am having tahnksgiving here, about 15 people, which is really not much compared to some yrs( I have a huge family), but it still will stress me out. My mom can be super critical, she has already called me a milling times offering to come over early and help, but that just stresses me out more. Last year she said she would come a little early,and she showed up at 11 am, dinner wasnt until 4, my house was stilll a mess,lol. I like to have things organized and ready for when people come over on a holiday, I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I do enjoy the decorating and baking, the shopping , and finding the right gifts for people.
I love thanksgiving and christmas, i have a big family living with me 9 of them all my kids and grandkids and husband so always looking forward to the holidays. I thankful and i love to cook for the holidays,laugh together and listen to music and sing.
I am usually very happy and excited about the holidays, but right now I'm not feeling well. I feel like I'm wasting away. I have to work for thanksgiving. I hope Christmas and New Years will be better for me. Happy holidays ladies.
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