It's official . . .
I did everything within my power to prevent it.
I've been working diligently all year to keep it at bay.
I've planned and cut and poked myself and glued and so much more all in an effort to rise above it.
But it's happened . . .
Yep, I confess that the pre-Christmas panic has set in!
Last night as I sat in a pile of wrapping paper, tissue, bows, ribbon and scrapbook paper, I realized that I was in the same place that I was in last year at this time . . . in Panicland . . . and not just as a tourist visiting Panicland but more like the mayor of Panicland.
Apparently, working on Christmas gifts all year long doesn't actually help suppress the panic. So that's good to know.
It won't all get done.
The finishing touches on the felt food won't get completed.
The pillow buddy eyes won't get finished.
The jammie shirts won't get appliques on them.
The Velcro won't get ironed on.
The present won't get wrapped.
Except it will . . . all of it will get done . . . just as it does every year . . . after I remember to breathe . . . deep breaths . . . and not make such a big deal out of it all.
It will all get done, and if it doesn't my kids won't every know.
Feeling better already! How about you?
Craft on and carry on!
on the fourth day of Christmas...
19 hours ago