We all have people in our lives that we love and support. Our best friends get the best of us. We would do anything for them. We help them when they are in need. We encourage them onward. We act as a cheering squad. We compliment them. We are there on the good days and there on the bad days. We drop what we can in order to be with them when they need. We love them. But how do we often treat ourselves?
This time of year we are busy. We are busy spending time with my family and friends. We are busy shopping, gifting, chatting, and wrapping. I always want to see my friends during the holidays but, as a parent, I have no time at all for getting together with my friends. Being a parent is hard work and takes a lot of time. Being a friend is equally important, but we devote a lot less time to it.
Many years ago I started a new tradition with my friends, and it has solved some of the holiday stress. It is a wrapping party! It has become one of our most beloved traditions because it ensures we have time for our friends while still getting holiday things done.
Déjà vu is defined by Merriam-Webster as
“noun: déjà vu
1a: the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time b: a feeling that one has seen or heard something before.”
We all have had moments of Déjà vu. No one can control or predict when these moments will occur. As parents, there are moments that feel like déjà vu many times a day.
Now that the kids are back to school it is time to talk about the daily dilemma… school lunches and snacks during sports sessions. There are so many choices: homemade, school provided, bought, pre packaged, delivered, organic, or even forgotten and left on the counter.