A Little Bit Scroogey

So, here we are, less than a week away from Christmas and already I am ready for the holiday and Christmas break to be over. We have had the Christmas tree up for nearly a month it seems like, and I’m tired of picking up ornaments that migrate from the tree to the couch or other areas of my living room. Not to mention, my artificial tree has shed needles because the kids have been playing near it.

My closet is filled with presents and I’m really ready to have that “back”. Of course, with two young kids (especially Pumpkin!), we’re unable to put the gifts under the tree. Consequently, they are everywhere else. I even have a box of gifts that we received from my dad and his wife – that box is in the mudroom. I have a giant Rubbermaid tote filled with the gifts I haven’t wrapped yet – those are the Santa gifts and stocking stuffers. Those require that I go out and by a secret roll of paper that the girls have not seen yet, and then hide it until I can wrap gifts. (Note for those who don’t have kids: It would be waaaaaay easier to never start that whole “Santa” stuff in the first place!).

Tomorrow is The Princess’s school Christmas party – and the time coincides with Pumpkin’s nap and a conference call for work. I dread telling her that I don’t know if I’ll be there – especially since we went to a school function for my friend’s daughter. Feel kind of rotten I can’t be there for my own kid. Tomorrow evening, we are invited to The Princess’s teacher’s house so that all the kids can count the Christmas trees (they live in a huge old Victorian house – and have a Christmas tree in every window). After that, it’s onward to the elementary school so we can see The Princess’s gym class put on a gymnastics show. WHO on earth thought this was a good idea the week before Christmas?! To be fair, it’s really not that big of a deal – I’m just feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of Thursday. That’s just too much stuff going on. Thursdays are usually pretty gruesome anyway.

Friday is The Princess’s last day of school for TWO WEEKS. Love my kid. Don’t know what I’m going to do for two weeks, though. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to coordinate some playdates and trade houses. There are enough other five-year-olds in the neighborhood, I’m hoping we can work something out. Stepson is supposed to be here all next week, as well – so one more kid to the mix. Hubby is supposed to be taking some time off work, or figuring out alternate arrangements, because between the girls and work, I can’t really handle it! Seeing as how we’re currently waiting to see if Stepson is going to be expelled from school, or merely “just” suspended, I really don’t want to deal with it. He’s grounded from damn near everything, and I don’t want to deal with a 12 year old who has nothing to occupy his time.

Really, I’m not totally scroogey. It just feels like it today. Then again, I’ve been up with kids since 5:30, so I’m not easily amused today. Bah Humbug!

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. ((((Sarah))))

    Nah, you’re not a scrooge. You’ve got a lot going on right now. Plus, you’re sick. Poor girl.

    That sucks about missing the Princess’s school Christmas party. Is there another MOm that will take pictures for you ?

    I always take pictures for the Mom’s that can’t make it to their kids performances, because of work. I remember what that felt like, and it sucked !

    Did you do the Cookie Party ? How did that go ?


  2. Good luck catching the spirit!

Speak Your Mind