Christmas is not all fun and games for parents, and it can leave you feeling pretty emotional at times.
As you try to juggle work, shopping, pantomimes, the office party, carol services, Santa visits, baking, wrapping… the list just seems ENDLESS.
You never even thought that the only present your child asked for would be OUT of stock – EVERYWHERE!!
And as we approach the festive season, mums all over the country will be going through the following 10 emotions:
The Santa lists have been written. You know exactly what you’re getting everyone.
It’ll be grand, sure I don’t have that many presents to buy.
WHAT do you mean there are NO Hatchimals left on the planet??
You will find the Hatchimal.
5. Emotional exhaustion
You’ve lost count how many times you’ve been to the shops. Just one more trip should do it - right?!
You will carry on because you HAVE to. Christmas is for the kids after all. Off to the shops again.
You’ve got the last of the presents and you look around with excitement for someone to tell
The fear the kids will find the Santa presents; every time they enter your bedroom your heart jumps out of your mouth.
When every present is wrapped and carefully placed under the tree on Christmas Eve. Now you can sink onto the sofa for five minutes before the kids wake up.
Another successful Christmas in the bag.