Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday- Christmas, our way

This week I am thankful for the way we do Christmas.

Leading up to the end of the year things were horrid. Meltdowns were on a huge high, I felt like we were getting pulled in every direction. Daily I was having to split up the kids from a fight. (Yes when my kids fight it gets very physical very quickly)

Then it was Christmas Day and it all pretty much stopped. A calm settled over our house.

Our Christmas is a quiet, very laid back event. It is just us at home, playing with gifts and eating food.

The result is a very calm day with minimal meltdowns and virtually no fights.
It was so nice. Also having The Miner home for a few days helped a lot too.
Though he did comment to me on Boxing Day afternoon he doesnt know how I do it day in day out. To which I choked. And quietly told him that the last few days had been pretty good compared to what normally goes on.
So I was thankful that The Miner saw my job at home with these two are not always so easy.

So yes I am thankful that I put my foot down a few years ago about us staying home and having a quiet christmas each year! It really works for us!

For more Thankful Thursday posts go over and see kate says stuff Where most are being thankful for things over the whole year. But today I am just thankful for how our christmas went.

Sarah xx


Ai Sakura said...

Merry Christmas! It is wonderful when the husbands see mothering is a tough "job" too :) Wishing u all the best in the new yr!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Rhianna said...

The excitement of it all is sometimes just too much for children. DD1 here gets crazy a week before Christmas and her birthday, the anticipation of it all just drives her bonkers. Glad you had a lovely day.

EssentiallyJess said...

Glad you had a beautiful Christmas! Quiet and relaxing is the best :)

Kate said...

I'm so glad we had our main Christmas day with my family, where my little mate is relaxed and can take off to a spare room for some quiet time as he wishes without anyone being upset about it.

Your Christmas sounds very relaxed, lovely :)

Jayne said...

Absolutely my favourite kind of Christmas, no need to entertain and the kids can take themselves somewhere quiet when it all becomes too much.

Yours sounds perfect.

No one said...

We opt for quiet Christmases here too and it's just lovely! Sounds like you built another wonderful family memory for your children - which is what childhood should be about!

E. said...

We had a great peaceful Christmas at home too. Just me, Mr E, Boy Child and Girl Child. I am thankful that we got a lovely quiet day. I'm glad you did too,it's a great thing to be thankful for a peaceful day with less meltdowns.