Today is Christmas Eve and the sun is low in the sky. I am thinking of all of you and want to wish you a very happy holiday in whatever way you choose to celebrate. Christmas is always high excitement for children and adults too. Things don’t always go as planned. A skipped nap, a long car trip, too many relatives, new surroundings, overdose of sweets, a winter cold, can create dis-regulation in our kids and ourselves.
Be patient – with both. And expect your child to act his/her age with all the developmental pros and cons that comes with it.
Love them, love yourself, love your in-laws. Have a wonderful day!
“There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” Bill McKibben