Christmassing in a Pandemic – It’s Time to Re-evaluate the To-Do List

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It occurred to me on about Tuesday of this week, as Christmas stress began to creep in, that I was in the process of trying to deliver the exact same Christmas I delivered last year. This year in no way closely resembles last year. Like, remember school? Remember those delightful 30 hours a week we used to have without children in our homes? That Christmas gift we didn’t even know we were receiving? Santa sure-as-schmidt doesn’t have that on his sleigh for me this year. 

It occurred to me on about Tuesday of this week, that I have to reevaluate my to-do lists. I simply cannot do what I did in 2019 in 2020 and remain merry and bright. Every year I try to think of my “One Less Wreath” tasks, but this year I have to think of it as six less wreaths or, how about no wreaths at all?

This is not me being a Scrooge McDuck here TeamC, I got the flippin’ wreaths and I’ll put them up. But there are other things I just have to be willing to let go of. And letting go hurts, especially when it comes to traditions. But, I don’t want to trade-in my peace for projects. If I dig my heels in and try to do everything on that old list, the kids are going to be the ones who suffer. I want to teach them that when life hands you Christmas confusion, you meet it with adaptation, not tension.

It’s super easy to write all this, now let’s see if I can actually practice it.


Don’t forget to mark your calendars…
Fend For Yourself Day, December 26th
If you have no idea what I’m talking about READ THIS
And given that this is a pandemic year, don’t you think we should ‘adapt’ it to
Fend for Yourself WEEKEND!?
(Christmas falls on a Friday Team—it’s like they’re begging us to take the whole weekend off!)

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