So am I the only one breathing a sign of relief now that Christmas is nearly over.
I find it all so stressful, the wrapping of the presents the writing of the cards, the remembering of everyone names and the names of their children. It all sends me to the verge of insanity and lets not even mention the Christmas dinner.
At times i have actually felt physically sick with all the stress and as you can imagine stress effects my illness and my body seems to just surrender to any virus’s going around. So far i’ve had the sickness bug twice and the flu, migraines you name it I will list it.
Of course the joy on my kids faces on Christmas morning was worth it. Even the teenagers were happy for a couple of hours.
But I am tired to my bones.
Its been a strange one but a good one, as i mentioned the teens have been bearable, the husband helpful and the two little ones well hyper doesn’t seem to come close to describing them. I admit to wishing they had an off switch over the last few days. Why does excitement have to be so loud and Autistic melt downs well they certainly wasn’t on my Christmas list.
So now I could do with just some down time, I’m slightly fed up of Christmas trees and flashing lights, toys going off randomly, gifts left in the living room as the bedrooms are full to bursting. Bins overflowing and half eaten selection packs.
Kids requiring food at least three times at day. ( I miss school dinners).
Television full of Christmas specials of soaps that i never watch throughout the rest of the year. Films that have been watched numerous times before.
Relatives visiting. (of course they were very welcome).
I just need my order, my routine and just some peace and quiet.
So yes Christmas was lovely but yes I am ready for it to be over.
Am I alone in feeling this way?