1. We have a feeling of dread thinking about all the shopping we have to do.
There seems to be more to buy every year!
2. When we do get around to doing it we're totally dazzled by all of the options.
Is a real tree AND a fiber optic tree too much? We can never tell...
3. And we end up buying way too much to carry!
Where is Santa's sleigh when you need it?!
4. We get super annoyed when someone moves an ornament on the tree just slightly out of place!
As though they don't care that it took hours to get it looking just right!
5. We get frustrated when our homemade decorations end up looking nothing like they did in the tutorial.
They made it look so easy!
6. We spend WEEKS researching the perfect recipes for Christmas dinner.
Who'd have thought there were so many ways to roast a turkey?!
7. And almost the entire day before Christmas prepping various elements of the meal.
Otherwise you'll spend your whole Christmas Day in the kitchen!
8. We write HUGE lists of things we have to do.
And constantly add to it through out the holiday season!
9. At some point we might feel like we're starting to fall apart!
How is anyone meant to keep it together when there's just so much to do?!
10. We start to imagine the worst.
What if the presents don't arrive on time? What if the turkey is burned? What if the tree BURSTS INTO FLAMES?!
11. And get that nagging feeling that we've forgotten something...
12. We never feel like we have enough decorations.
Now we're really kicking ourselves about not getting that second tree!
13. Or presents.
Usually resulting in a last minute dash to the store on Christmas Eve.
14. And we spend hours wrapping them all to perfection.
Then feel a little sad when we realize it's all going to get ripped off anyway!
15. But we experience unimaginable joy when everything works exactly as planned.
It was all worth it!
16. And we end the big day feeling like champions of Christmas!
Does this pretty much sum up your experience in the run up to Christmas?
Let us know how you prepare for the big day in the comments below.