The ultimate “his & hers” checklist for collaborating Christmas chores and surviving the holidays! By Allison Bredemeyer
The holiday season is a wonderful time for celebrating with family and friends the miracle of creation, the gratitude of today, and hope for tomorrow. Families with children put them at the center and take time to bask in their wonderment of holiday magic and share traditions that have withstood the test of time through each generation. It truly is the “most wonderful time of the year!”
But for the month leading up to Christmas it is a contest where there are no winners. It is a war that we have waged on ourselves to create the most perfect month to have ever existed in the history of holidays on the planet. Never have more beautifully painful words been uttered than, “It’s the hap, happiest season of all!” The frantic pace of planning for the holiday festivities is like riding a frenzied roller coaster of emotions with Santa at the switch. Add to it mothers (yours and his), your kids, parties, pageants and your Uncle Bob from Beaumont to that whirlwind of prepping for perfection, and you’ll find yourself lost in a sea of tinsel and baby Jesuses. So in order to navigate these fruitcake filled waters you must tackle it as a team. No one man or woman can do it alone and husbands and wives must come together to divide and conquer the chores in order to become victorious against Christmas mediocrity. Arm yourself with your Black Friday tactical maneuvers and your red and green camouflage, folks. It’s go time!