Two days after Christmas, and I have the post Christmas blues. I was in such a frenzied mode leading up to the day, so focused on finishing all my homemade gifts and projects (still have more to show you). Now it's all over, the house is a disaster, I have a nasty cold, and I just looked out the window and realized it's winter. And you know how I hate winter. Blech.
I also started to think I could use the situation to my advantage. I'd let them play as much as they wanted over break. Let them get played out so that when school started again and we had to reign it in, they would have had enough anyway. And I could get some stuff done while they were glued to the tv or little games. Except it hasn't quite worked out that way. Two days in, the boys have been playing either hand helds or regular video games constantly, from when they wake up at 6 am until they go to bed. And instead of enjoying the break from their usual hijinks and bickering, using this quiet time to work on my own projects, like I had envisioned, I am fretting about how my boys are rotting out their brains and I am the world's worst mom for allowing this screen time orgy to proceed. Feeling so bad about the state of things here in our house has made me pretty grumpy. Being sick doesn't help.