Lately, I have been having a really hard time with all the shtuff in my house. It’s driving me crazy. Clean up has been a serious hassle the last few months and I think a big part of it is that not everything has it’s “place”. How do you put something away when it has nowhere to go?! So, I have been trying to focus on minimizing. Trying being the keyword… we won’t talk about how far Christmas is going to set me back, but from the number of times the UPS guys have showed up at my door recently, I’m going to kick myself next month. Anyway, while I don’t plan to move my family to a 300 square foot log home built from a single tree somewhere in a pristine forested location anytime soon, I swear I will quit tripping over toys on my way from one room to the next.
And, there’s this other thing… I think it’s called exhaustion. I could be wrong, I’m so tired I’m not thinking clearly. I’m going on 9 months straight of nights interrupted by at least one boy. I’m tired… that’s probably also why my house is a mess. You know what they don’t tell you when you have your third kid? You will never sleep again… and, even though you are constantly running, you still won’t be able to keep up with … life.
All this inspired me. Yeah, it’s okay, I’m not sure how either… This year my kids aren’t getting any more shtuff. Okay, that’s a lie. They are. But, I’m going simple for Christmas this year. Santa might get European cookies from Costco this year. Don’t worry, I happen to know Santa likes those. I’m giving my kids the ultimate gift.
I’m giving my kids time. More specifically, my time. With this Kid’s Christmas Coupon Book. But it’s also a gift to myself. We get memories and some fun activities to do together and I get to feel less guilty when I’m focused on things like those pesky toys I keep tripping on and the dang dishes that are piled so high we can’t use the sink anymore (and, someday, maybe a little me time?) instead of making bento lunches and paper plate crafts. The paper plates will get their turn.
and give your favorite kids the gift of a bit of your time! Includes cover page and 9 activities in high resolution and watermark-free. Save and download to your computer and then print! There is an Extended booklet also available with 2o more activities and a blank template page to make your own coupons in my Etsy Shop.