I'm going to run around like a mad bat today and order my family to do the same in the hope that we can get all our holiday prepartations done. We've got a small list of things to do outside the house, and a big list of things to do inside the house.
I'm hoping that if we spend today working hard then we can spend tomorrow just getting groceries in the morning and be done. I'm hoping that this will mean that all tomorrow afternoon and most of the 24th we can spend doing fun things, Christmassy type things – as a family.
I'm trying to explain this to my kids and hubby, but they can't seem to get past the 'run around like crazy today' part. I think they get the 'finish up the shopping and wrapping' speech but they don't like the sound of the general cleaning up, doing laundry, washing bathrooms, dusting and vacuuming the house part.
I'll let you know if anyone is still talking to me on Christmas.