I am going to let you in on a little secret. I don't have all my decorations up. There are boxes like this all over my house.
Or I should say they WERE all over my house. Yesterday I put them all away. Even if they still had decorations in them. There are only 15 days left until Christmas and as we get closer to the actual day, the list of things to do just seems to get longer. So my solution. Don't do them!
Now wait, I am not talking about not doing ANYTHING. But I am only going to do the things that make the holiday better. I am going to enjoy things like school concerts and Christmas lights. And not worry about the fact that I have more ornaments that I could put on the Christmas tree. An entire Christmas village still sitting in boxes. More lights that could go up on the house.
I let the kids decorate the tree BY THEMSELVES. All of the decorations are clumped together in the front, but they love it. And that makes me love it. I am going to spend the next two weeks sipping hot cocoa and watching our library of Christmas movies cuddled on the couch with my kids. We will go out and look at Christmas lights. Bake cookies and deliver them to friends. Go to a few Christmas parties. And most of all just ENJOY the time together. Because before I know it, it will be gone. And missing out on memories with my kids doesn't work for me!