Day 28: Maybe Holidays Don’t Suck

I hosted Easter dinner at my house.  To be honest, the holidays stress me out.  Holidays mean extra planning, extra shopping, extra cleaning – a bunch of extra stuff in an already crammed schedule.

Last night after dinner though, I looked around my messy kitchen.  The dirty dishes were everywhere.  Maddie and Katie were clamoring for dessert and my brother-in-law was clamoring for coffee.  My nephews were loudly debating something or other, and my niece was in mid-conversation with my sister.  My mom was wiping the countertops, and my husband was complaining about how much he had eaten.

It was loud, it was a mess, and it was beautiful.

Maybe the holidays aren’t so bad after all.

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I’m writing a Slice of Life Story every day for the month of March as part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. See more at Two Writing Teachers.

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15 thoughts on “Day 28: Maybe Holidays Don’t Suck

  1. I love the bustle and confusion and fun too. I know that it is a lot of work in the beginning, but the family can come together in joy and love. That makes it all worth it.

  2. During the family-raising years I often felt the way you do about holidays. I am still not a big fan of overdoing it, but I am able to prepare things at my own pace and do as much or as little as I care to. It’s much less stressful, so I do look forward to them more. And, of course, seeing my grown-up kids!

  3. Short, sweet and awesome! I usually whine about how I hate it when people come over to my house. My mum is a superglue for keeping relations intact. Once in a while, though, that I bask in the fun and noise when they come over.

    Once in a while only!

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