So I’m trying to plan out Easter and my daughter’s 8 year old birthday. As a working mom of two, I feel like I get through one holiday and whammo…the next one is here. Not only that, but there is a big difference between celebrating holidays and special days today versus just 5 years ago. It used to be where a valentine card with a piece of candy was enough. Not any more, now it’s almost a competition as to which mom and child have the best goodie bag.
Frankly, I think it’s become overkill. Then I read this article on the Huffington Post! This is a MUST read if you are a parent with kiddos and I coudn’t agree more!
Here is an excerpt, go here to read more!
Can We Bring the Holidays Down a Notch?
And about a month after having survived that whole mess, we’ve got Valentine’s Day, which has became The New Halloween, because God forbid you send a simple store-bought card. You’d better include some candy or your child will be shunned. Shunned! One of my kids came home with not just a candy from each class, but a WHOLE FREAKING GOODIE BAG from each student.
And then, I think I’ve got a break for a month BUT NO. Surprise! We’ve got 100 Days of School to celebrate. And by “celebrate” I mean the kids sticking 100 things on a hat. And by “the kids” I mean me.
And suddenly Pi Day is a thing? My children expect to be served pie because someone at school told them so?
And Dr. Suess’s birthday? Sure it’s a great event for school, but my kids are now asking what we’re doing to celebrate that at home, too.
And do not even get me started on what Easter has become. When I was a kid my mom went to the store and bought us a new dress and a pre-made plastic Easter basket for $8.99. THE END. There was candy and we loved it. Maybe we would die some eggs from a kit sitting in the check-out lane at Target. They would look like crap.
Now we’ve got to leave footprints from the Easter Bunny and make artful, Pinterest-worthy eggs with stencils and ikat prints and probably some that are ombre. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.