I’m slowly getting into the holiday decorating mood.
I always like to eat at home on Thanksgiving. So I will prepare dishes that won’t expend much energy or time on my feet.
I even ordered a Christmas magazine from Amazon last week. Since I can’t go out to Barnes & Noble to look at magazines, this was the next best option.
Did you know you can order many single-issue magazines from Amazon?
When Kasi was here for lunch Thursday, I told her I’d appreciate it if she could help get holiday stuff out of my storage closet soon. The storage closet is on my patio.
It will just be my tabletop Christmas tree and one Rubbermaid box of decorations.
I told her it didn’t matter when, but hopefully before Thanksgiving, as I like to decorate sometime around then.
If I prepare her way ahead of time, she’s better able to schedule time for me in her busy life.
This is Kasi’s busiest time of year, as she works with companies to establish their employees’ health insurance plans. And dealing with Andrew, who is autistic, takes up much of her time and energy.
Problems Facing Mothers Today:
Mothers these days have to stay on top of things and advocate for their special needs children. This is in order to get them the best education possible.
Kendra has a full load with her job of renovating houses. Plus she’s currently dealing with issues with her college-age son on top of everything else.
So I don’t ask much of either one of them if I can help it.
It isn’t easy to be a mother these days. It was hard enough when we had children at home ourselves, wasn’t it? But in the age of social media, it’s even more complex.
Personally, I’ve gotten off Facebook and Twitter completely. I never really liked Instagram.
So I peruse Pinterest a bit and that’s it for me. I’ve sworn off the rest of them.
Life is difficult enough without social media factoring into your time and mental health.