My New Year’s resolution this year was to DO LESS.
I pretty much felt overwhelmed every holiday, even small ones to make sure I was doing “enough.”
Enough themed meals.
It was too much and I doubted that it was any fun at all for my girls. It also stressed me out.
So, instead of stressing out making sure I “did it all,” I just stopped doing it all.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still go to Pinterest for ideas. But I don’t overload myself thinking we have to do them ALL.
For Valentine’s Day, I still kind of went all out. We did A LOT.
But for Dr. Seuss Day? We skipped school and went to Sea World.
I still packed some Swedish Fish and Goldish (One Fish Two Fish).
I even made Green Eggs and Ham candies with green M&Ms and pretzels.
The next day, they wore their Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts, which we already had from our cruise. But that was it.
For St. Patrick’s Day? Emma didn’t even have a shirt. She wore a green horse one she already had and Addie wore a hand-me-down. They had headbands from last year.
We went canoeing.
I packed Lucky Charms as a snack.
Made Froot Loop necklaces.
Made a snack mix with some pre-made Muddy Buddies, green M&Ms and pretzel sticks.
And the girls painted rainbows that morning while I was packing.
We went to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s for dinner.
And that was it. And that was one of the best days we’ve had recently.
They didn’t need 20 different crafts. Or a Leprachaun trap. Or little footprints on the toilet.
They just needed us. As a family. Doing something fun.