Holy Cow Moment #?: The holidays are stressful - they are not just worse.
I finally know why you never see a mom or dad of a toddler running around refreshed during any breaks. Add a holiday to the mix and things only seem to get worse.
Here is how my week off started.
On the first day of break my toddler gave to me - a stomach bug. So while being pregnant I was throwing up everything. Yeay!
On the second day of vacation my toddler gave to me - one sick husband and I was barely recovered while we had to chase her anyway.
On the third day of vacation my toddler gave to me - the joys of not sleeping because now she was sick and couldn't sleep.
On the fourth day of vacation - which is now Christmas Eve - my toddler gave to me the joys of taking care of her fever and cranky little butt.
Anyway - you get the point. So while fighting a stomach bug, taking care of a sick husband and child, I then had to make all our gifts for his family. By the time Christmas got here I was ready to take a nap and still had to smile pretty for the camera.
Note to self - Toddlers are unpredictable and will share everything. Sometimes this is great, while most of the time not so much. This is why you see a tired parent around the holidays.