I love the December holidays.
It’s festive. It’s my birthday month. It’s sunny. Warm. And all round a fabulous time of year.
However, I will admit, it can get quite busy with the kids (I have two beautiful daughters, and I wrote here about why we are only having two kids).
I am always very grateful for any gift I receive.
And yes, I want my friends and family to be healthy, happy, blessed and all those good things.
However, I am playing open cards with you now. Here is what I really want for Christmas (keeping in mind I am an introverted soul).
[bctt tweet=” Here are 22 things I really wants for Christmas #2 someone to pack my cupboards right” username=”@cherralle_”]
Here is what I really want for Christmas (as a mom)
- Someone to come clean my house during the holidays (we manage though)
- Someone to pack my cupboards right.
- Someone else to cook Christmas lunch.
- Someone else to brave the shops to do Christmas shopping.
- A day alone. To read a book cover to cover in one day.
- A morning alone to sleep in. How does it feel to sleep until you naturally wake up? A faint memory of years gone by. [bctt tweet=”What I really want for Christmas. To sleep in! A faint memory of years gone by #momlife ” username=”cherralle_”]
- A pre-schooler who bathes without making a scene (since she turned one years old, this is just how it is for the last three years).
- To finish a cup of coffee without it getting cold.
- A massage.
- A hair treatment.
- A cooked meal every now and then over the holidays – where I don’t need to cook or clean the kitchen.
- Someone to teach me how to use make up properly
- A variety of snacks that is just for me, that I don’t need to share with anybody. I wrote here how important snacks are in my life and other parenting double standards.
- Cute but practical Pyjamas. Come on, who does not like pyjamas!
- Cute socks. Come on, you know you like cute socks too!
- A Voucher from my husband that runs for year. The voucher gets me coffee in bed each morning – no questions asked (I do have this now and would like it to continue). One can really get creative with a personal voucher, you can ask for all sorts of things.
- Randomly tell me ‘wow there is something about you, you look so beautiful’ – at least once a day. This can be another voucher as per #16
- No hosting of anything. I am just ‘mom’ tired right now. I will use the ‘I have two kids under five’ card. Not sure if that’s a thing but I am playing this card. I know you get ‘two under three’ – but two under five must also be a thing. If not, I have declared it is a thing.
- A picnic in the garden (restaurants are not working out right now with two. Again playing the same card as #18).
- An afternoon nap with my girls in my bed.
- Watching my girls enjoy each others company and laugh out loud together. I was reminded in this post from Mom of Two Little Girls how quickly these special years fly by.
- Watching my husband and my two girls play. Then I sneak off to have a moment alone, until they realise I am missing after five minutes and come find me. (But i secretly like it when they come look for me and follow me around the house). The three of them make me proud in little ways.
Whatever happens over the Christmas holidays, remember to value the special time with your loved ones. Material things can be replaced. Special time with your loved ones is the true gift.
[bctt tweet=”Each day is a gift. Open it. Celebrate It. Enjoy it. Parenthood (and alone time) is a gift” username=”cherralle_”]
Tell me in the comments below, what are you looking forward to most this Christmas?