Don’t Forget to Sprinkle Some Fun into Your Thanksgiving Holiday!
A stress-free holiday…is that just a myth, or can it be your reality?
I’ll go ahead and confess – I’m a mom recovering from Martha Stewart syndrome. Not everything will be perfect at my house this Thanksgiving. I’m letting go of perfectionism and all expectations because I no longer want to deal with the stress. My hair is gray enough, thank you very much. I’m not even going to insist on making my Nana’s Heavenly Pie, which has only four ingredients three of which are sugar. Actually, the pie is a diabetic nightmare that under certain conditions could take people straight to heaven.
Here’s my secret. Plan ahead and stress will remove itself from your holidays. Be intentional about including all members of the family in all aspects of the holiday. Some can decorate, others can chop, and a select few can shop. As you delegate age-appropriate tasks and let go of some of the duties, you will be more available for the “living in the moment” fun stuff.
Here’s the kicker. Most of us have to plan to have fun with our families or the opportunity will pass right by us. True that!
While I have one really great grocery store related idea in my book, 201 Things to Do When Children Say I’M BORED!, I felt this 12-page booklet of GroceryGames would also be a terrific resource for families who visit with me on this blog. I found it at FamilyEducation.com. Children will love playing Food Bingo, Guess the Weight, I’ve Got Your Number and The Price is Right. And there’s more. Check it and let me know what you think!