Anyone else bitten off more than they can chew for the holiday preperations? I know it is over a week away, but I am really feeling the time crunch. I am always done with my shopping before Black Friday - not this year, still have teacher/therapists gifts and our parents. Nothing is wrapped. I have about half the holiday baking done and in the freezer but still half to go, and it's all time consuming stuff. Same for entrees I need to make for Christmas Eve at my in laws and Christmas Day at my mom's. And of course it is all the time consuming requests that everyone wants, not the easy stuff. Which it's the holidays so yes, we all want the favorites. But I have 4 kids running around all the time, regular chores of wads of laundry, cleaning, therapies, etc. This week I also have an IEP meeting and 504 meeting added in on top of the usual already crazy schedule, and extra music programs for my son. Then I keep getting calls by my mom and MIL as my sister and SIL (with 1 and 2 NT kids) are feeling overwhelmed so could I make one more thing or pick up their slack? Seriously? Why do I always have to be the dependable one? Does no one get my life? And instead of gifts I could quickly go out and buy everyone wants the cookies that take me 2 days to make. Augh, I'm just tired, stressed, feeling the lack of help, and am just waiting for the holiday sickness to hit and shut down everything. I am the one that never asks for help and doesn't want people to know how much work 3 SN kids really are. I just don't want them to associate 'negatives' with my children. But these are our families, and the people that really should know all this already. Anyone else having a stressful week and feel like no one understands your situation? I'm just ready for the holidays to be over. I want to enjoy my kid's at Christmas and see their little happy faces, but honestly I really am about done wanting to deal with any of the rest of it. I haven't even gotten them out to see Santa yet! Augh, so behind!!