Join us for The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 34: Realistic Holiday Expectations. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 34: Realistic Holiday Expectations
Ready for a perfect holiday season? Perfect kids, perfect events, perfect gifts…even perfect cookies? Perfect ulcers from the stress of nothing being perfect?
Many of us homeschooling moms wish we could pull of perfect holidays for our families. We want them to have happy memories of each holiday, even each day of the holiday season. We have the best intentions!
But holidays don’t usually live up to perfect expectations. So how can we handle holidays happily and still hold onto realistic expectations (we’ll run out of something important, we’ll forget to buy something important, our kids will come down with colds, the relatives will be snarky…)?
The simple answer is prayer, of course. We all knew that but we don’t always remember…or we’re too busy. John Wesley once said something about being so busy he had to pray more in order to get everything done.
The next answer is be gracious to yourself and your family members. Grace. Grace. Grace…and more grace. When things go wrong, take a breath, lower your voice, and speak with grace.
Grace will be followed by laughter. Find something to laugh about. Either laugh at what just happened or quick: go find a funny YouTube to watch. Either way, laughter makes a merry heart and a merry heart does good like a medicine.
Here’s an encouraging post about handling holiday hassles.
Let’s have some fun instead with some REALISTIC expectations for the holiday season! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an encouraging chat!