How stupid was this? Christy = OCD! Christy = control freak! Christy = a place for everything and everything in it’s place!
This year…not so much! My big girls would be shocked! They should be proud! In fact everyone should be proud. I actually did it! (My left eye is still twitching but I did it.)
I had decided that this was the year! I was abandoning perfectionism with my holiday decorating, and I would allow my family to “help” me! Reckless abandonment for sure!
It started with dum…dum…dum…THE TREE! While B was at school, we decorated! Yes…WE! I let them do the better part of it but I had to do the high end since they’re short (this coming from a 5’2″ woman).
There are holes, my heart was racing, it was crazy! BUT, I let them do it! SCORE! At the end of the night (despite my sweating and panic attacks), they were happy and it didn’t look bad (but you do see the holes right? It’s not just me!).
Then came the lights. OH MY…the lights! B was going to hang the lights! He said, “You won’t get mad at me right?”. To which I replied, “Of course not baby, I said y’all could do what you wanted this year!”. So much easier said than done! I cringed (criticized only once…I mean seriously, that one strand was just hanging there), and I smiled!
And in the end, what do I see? A Christmas tree with LOTS of holes in it and ornaments placed in a very unorganized manner. And lights that should be straighter and placed oh-so-much better! But aside from that, I see a happy house! I see happy children. And I see Christmas!
So in the end, (although I’m still cringing on the inside a little, and wanting to straighten everything out), I’m happy that I abandoned my OCD tendencies (obsessions) JUST.THIS.ONCE because they are happy, and they are proud, and IT IS CHRISTMAS, and it’s a dishevelled, beautiful mess!
Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you can break your mold this holiday season and enjoy the finer things in life!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a bulb or 2 to adjust while they sleep!