Journal Entry: December 22, 2012.
I am super proud of myself today. Last night we not only picked up the Turkey and Ham for dinner, but Mr. Man and I even made a pitstop to Herberger's which saved me a trip to the Mall of America. :)
Although I was up late getting stuff organized and wrapped I still woke up on time - energized. got the boys to their haircut appointments, started laundry and cleaning.
The only downside is that I am a little behind on my to do list that I made for myself. I am not panicked as I am just doing what I can and started with the important stuff.
They only thing that we prepared was the dinner rolls.... Not off to a great start with baking. But I made a dent into the cleaning and laundry.
My grandchildren came over with their cute adorable selves. They LOVE helping grandma. So, what do you think I did? Yep, put them to work. Kailey and Anthony started the dusting. Anthony, who is only 4, was super detailed. He dusted the chairs and the large decorative vase. Granted there is a lot of horseplay and throwing the dusting wipes around, but they do a wonderful job and allows me to continue to do my part. Kailey even took the initiative to vacuum the stairs with the dustbuster. :)
They were dying to open their presents, but that isn't happening. Instead, they were able to hatch their dinosaurs. They each were given a mason jar and warm water to place their eggs in. They kept their eyes on the eggs while watching movies.
The time I get to spend with them is a blessing. I focused on how we could interact, have fun and still get things done. Trying to keep the awesome grandma title. The most important things about the holidays is the quality time you get to spend with your family... If something doesn't get done, it just doesn't get done. I will never miss an opportunity to enjoy my grandchildren ever again!
Has anyone made a "to do" list and broke the taskes into small sections? If not, what is your tips to keep it stress free?