I mean, most of you reading this are parents, so you know busy intimately; it comes with the territory.
What I'm talking about is the ramped up, so much to do, can't squeeze that in, staying up late, stressed out, over busy, busy.
And I just have to ask: Am I the only one who doesn't feel this way?
Because quite honestly, I'm not any more stressed, busy, or overwhelmed than usual, and from what I've been hearing/seeing, that makes me kind of an oddball.
|Agents in December 2012|
We celebrate Christmas in a put-up-a-tree-and-woo-hoo-it's-Jesus'-birthday sort of way, but really life just goes on as regularly scheduled during this time of year.
We don't buy a lot of gifts. This is pretty much the first year we are actually buying/wrapping specific gifts for the Agents. (Long story as to why that is, but just work with me here.) Hubby and I haven't exchanged gifts for any holiday in over a decade. Outside the immediate family, just a few for nieces/nephews.
We don't "do" Santa or Elf on the Shelf. So, no stealth attempts to find/hide presents or place creepy elves into mischievous arrangements.
Our kids aren't in school, so we don't have plays, pageants, holiday shows, parties, or the like. Also, no end of year/semester tests or projects or wrap-ups.
Hubby is out to sea for a few weeks, so it's just me and the Agents. Granted, that situation makes me a bit busier in the I'm-doing-everything-to-take-care-of-the-Agents-solo-on-a-day-to-day-basis sort of way. But, really we're just kind of hanging out and having fun doing our usual stuff: homeschool, library trips, play time, reading, watching Christmas movies.
And we're all fine with that.
Are you busy?