Happy Tuesday! Today's 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Challenge highlights a topic that none of us really like talking about - all the things we don't like about Christmas! This list is FAR smaller than the list of all the things I LOVE about Christmas....but still no holiday is perfect so I give you my list of dislikes for the most wonderful holiday of the year:
1) Setting the holiday schedule. Thankfully, Steven and I are blessed with three sets of amazing parents who love us and want to spend the holidays with us. The not so thankfully part, is that it can be difficult to plan the holidays so we spend quality time with each - especially when my parents and Steven's parents live three hours apart. I hate, hate, hate having to decide where we will go and when. Seriously - we almost booked a trip to Jamaica this year just to avoid it (I'm not kidding - grad school kind of put the kabash on that - but we were going otherwise!)
2) Sending Christmas cards. I know - I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I hate sending Christmas cards. It's not that I don't appreciate our friends and family. It's not that I don't want to spread a little Christmas cheer - I just hate having to time picking out the card, stuffing and addressing envelopes & getting everything in the mail. Blah.
3) The holiday weight I gain. I'm not one for will power people. If there is a yummy dessert nearby, chances are I'm gonna eat it. Unfortunately the entire month of December is full of yummy desserts, holiday drinks & Christmas parties. It's a recipe for disaster for my thighs!
That's really about it. I don't mind the crowds. I don't mind wrapping the gifts. I don't mind driving back and forth to visit people in insane traffic. Other than the three items mentioned above, I embrace Christmas and all the craziness it brings each year with open arms and a happy, welcoming heart!
What about you - what do you hate about the holidays??