Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and you were gifted everything you wanted or was able to do the things you wanted to do!!
This year the hubs took a vacation day for Christmas Eve and we were going to go to my grandmas house to celebrate Christmas. Going to be grandmothers house on Christmas Eve has been a tradition since before I was born and I’m 31 years old. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to go the last couple of years do to the hubs schedule and this year it was because I was blessed with a stomach bug the night before Christmas Eve and Dominic was diagnosis with an ear infection, strep throat (again), and croup the day of Christmas Eve. The never ending roller coaster of sickness ugh!!
At first I was a little sad because I was looking forward to seeing some of my cousins that I hadn’t seen for about a year or so but life happens and we made Christmas Eve fun for us. The children opened their presents from us and the hubs and I played a board game and it was all awesome. We ended the night watching The Polar Express with the boys which they loved and were sooo excited for.
I was on Facebook the day after Christmas, looking at every ones photos of their Christmas and I was starting to compare our Christmas to those on Facebook. I felt like I had jiped my kids of of tons of glories gifts from Santa. Santa had only given one gift per child this year. I pointed it out to the hubs and he looked at me and said “Angela, the kids don’t care how many gifts they get from Santa, as long as they got one. And, don’t you remember how happy they were when they saw the gifts and how happy they were while they were checking out their gifts”. That’s when it dawned on me, that’s the evil thing about social media. It pulls us in and we start comparing ourselves to other families, couples, or people. Isn’t that crazy and sad?! I more aware of when that thought of comparing or judging comes in I ask myself why I’m thinking that and how can I change that thought process. So, instead I ask myself why I’m comparing? Were those feelings are coming from? Those questions have helped me a lot and I think they will over the course of the year. Getting back to Christmas Dominic was gifted a Titanic Lego ship and a book, Robbie was gifted a dinosaur mat with dinosaurs and a book, and Josie baby Toy Story 4 plastic characters. and a book. They were soooo excited for their gifts. I don’t think she really knew what was going on hahaha but she had fun crawling around.