I think December should come with some “Mom Rules”. I’ve come up with a starter list:
- All extracurricular activities for the entire family would be cancelled in December. That would mean work and school only, no running around to practices, meetings or functions. Just think of the extra time you’d have for reading, drinking cocoa and spending time with your loved ones!
- Christmas concerts would be exempt from rule #1 because they’re adorable and special. But, they would all be scheduled for the same day, staggered though, so you could hit them all in one night. No more multiple nights of trying to get everyone dressed up and out the door on time.
- All stores (even online ones) would be required to offer free gift wrapping service just like the old days. There would be no more need to store bows and bulky rolls of wrapping paper.
- Store-bought Christmas cookies would taste homemade instead of like Styrofoam, so you could pretend you made them yourself. What a timesaver!
- Also, all holiday food would magically be void of calories in December to make your January stress-free too. You could eat all the chocolate Santas and drink all the eggnog you wanted!
- Every television station would play nothing but happy, jolly movies in December. And, they would be free for all to watch.
- For those who dislike trimming the Christmas tree, there would be Christmas trees that open like umbrellas with lights and ornaments already on them. And, they should smell like freshly cut pine.
- Cold and flu germs would all die in December. No more nursing a sick family while you drag your own exhausted body around trying to get all the shopping done.
- Lastly, everyone with a December birthday could have it moved to the month of their choice. Because, December birthday people just don’t get the attention they deserve. Plus, moms should not have to throw birthday parties AND get ready for the holidays (there are four December birthdays in my family, FOUR!).
So, there’s my December list of rules. What would you add?
Read more of Ann’s contributions to allmomdoes here.