What else having I been doing? Making a playhouse! I was working on this until 3 am Christmas morning.
After I explained how much work I had left on the playhouse my friend reminded me that the expectations I have are my own expectations. My kids wouldn't know all the elaborate plans I had. So I just went for it! That's why there is no mailbox, flowers, etc. I still have add-on plans but for now the kids love it just how it is.
So now that Christmas has come and gone, I am thinking about improving my strategy for next year. My goal is to have a Christ-centered season that is magical for my children. I want my gifts to be simple, meaningful, and stress-free. Any suggestions?