I have such an issue with the post-Christmas let down. I think I am better this year than in the past, but it hits me pretty hard. We spend weeks gearing up for the Big Day and then…it’s just over. I also feel that because Thanksgiving was so late Christmas felt rushed. I could have used an extra week.
On top of the usual depression, my whole family is sick. It started with my Father In Law, then my daughter , then both of my sons and how my Husband. Everyone is sick at the same time. My Mother In Law and I are holding out pretty well. Every time we think someone is in the clear, the fever comes back.
The only upside to everyone being sick is that I had to take an extra day off of work to take care of everyone. I save my sick days for their sick days anyway. This gave me 5 1/2 days home with my family. Sick and hectic, but glorious nonetheless.
We spent days and days in our jammies watching movies and eating soup. I don’t like that they are sick, but I do like to cuddle and spend time together not running to school, work and activities. I think that is part of what got everyone sick in the first place. We needed to calm down and rest and that is what we did. They still are.
As a working Mom I treasure times like the holidays and even sick days. I feel like I am always playing catch-up with time. My favorite moments are when we can slow down and be together without time crunches, fighting, quick meals and homework. It’s all part of life, but everyone needs a break from it. Little kids and families are no exception.