It’s going to be Max’s first Christmas this year! I’ve been ridiculously excited about this for way too long…however as we have finally entered the season, and I’ve already had to take a few days off of work to take care of my sick little boy, my thoughts are changing and I’m realizing that maybe I was a bit naive….
Misconception: I get two weeks off with my baby! I’m SO ready to relax and enjoy myself!
Reality: Wait…when did staying home become harder work than actually going to work-work?
Misconception: Soooo many snuggles!
Reality: Soooo much snot and sickness!
Misconception: Max will LOVE this gift I picked out for him.
Reality: Max will LOVE the paper and box more than he could ever love the gift I picked out for him.
Misconception: Let’s keep it simple this year…
Reality: First grandchild on both sides…Yeah we’re going to need a bigger house.
Misconception: Yay! It’s finally time to put up the Christmas tree!
Reality: Don’t let Max anywhere near that festive death trap!
Misconception: Those twinkly lights on the tree really get me in the Christmas spirit.
Reality: Let’s just keep the tree unplugged this year. Maybe if the lights aren’t on, Max won’t try to pull it over on himself.
Misconception: Matching family Christmas jammies would be such a great idea!
Reality: Jammies will be worn one time….They will then be pooped on, spit up on, and peed on before finally ending up at the bottom of the laundry pile where they will remain ’til next Christmas. Okay….maybe we won’t do matching Christmas jammies.
Misconception: If I hang the glittery ornaments up high enough, Max won’t be able to get them.
Reality: Max has glitter poop.
Misconception: We’re not going to let Max’s bedtime interfere with any of our holiday plans. He can sleep wherever we go.
Reality: Sike. Max will not sleep anywhere we go. He will scream bloody murder until he gets home in his crib…every night is officially a watching-Netflix-from-home kind of night.
Misconception: I’ll have time to bake Christmas cookies for my co-workers and new neighbors.
Reality: I MIGHT have time to eat half a Poptart if I time it just right.
Misconception: It will be so cute when Max will finally be able to crawl at Grandma’s this Christmas!
Reality: OH MY GOSH!!! WHERE DID MAX GO?!?
Misconception: Christmas kisses on Max’s cheeks are so sweet
Reality: You basically just kissed 12 people who also recently kissed those cheeks. Helloooo influenza!!!
Misconception: Let’s let Max try all of the foods at Christmas dinner!
Reality: *Google Searches: Baby constipation remedies*
Misconception: Christmas shopping can’t be that much harder with a baby tagging along.
Reality: AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! GOOD ONE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Misconception: Christmas is so much sweeter with a new baby.
Reality: Christmas is so much sweeter with a new baby.