It’s that time of year when I have to pack our Christmas stuff away after having it out only about three or four weeks.
After all the presents are unwrapped and we’re heading into New Year’s Day, I typically get a big wash of post-Christmas blues.
But over the years I’ve found a way to minimize the blues.
I find that if I invite kids over while I’m un-decorating (dis-decorating??) the tree, things are a lot more festive.
Yesterday, we invited a sweet friend over to hang out with Princess Buttercup while I took down the ornaments from the tree.
Her mom stayed a couple of hours and we talked over coffee and caught up on each other’s lives while the girls played. When the mom left to go run errands, I took down the ornaments and enjoyed shrieks of laughter and the sounds of girlish gab.
It made me happy.