I am still here stealing a few minutes to myself on the old Boodoo...(what my son used to call it when he was really little..)
I have decided that the Union (the SAHM Union that is) needs to take a different approach next year at Xmas. I think that all the Per-Xmas duties should be divided up equally between all family members.
Somethig like this...
The 3 year old's could be in charge of all candles and all pre-Xmas baking and stuffing the turkey.
The 6 year old's could be in charge of the bar.
Teenagers could be responsible for all the normal household duites that go rank in the business of Noel, laundry, pre party cleaning, dusting... setting the table just so...
The family pet could be in charge of hauling out and sorting all the decorations and the aviary members can decide where it goes and put it all up.
The inlaws can take down and put away all the decorations well after their bellies have been filled with food the toddlers have cooked.
Male Spouses could be in charge of anything that involves list making, multi-tasking or planning ahead.
Mom's could just play catch up, relax this year and not obsess about all the little details trying to make everyone's Christmas perfect!!.