Parents…at least you can take comfort in the fact that we’re in the home stretch right now.
The holidays have been long and stressful, but now there’s an end in sight.
So put your shoulders back, put a smile on your face, and power through!
It’ll be 2020 in no time!
1. The “updated” list.
Have kids so you can be done with your Christmas shopping & they can hand you their "updated" list which includes nothing you bought.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) December 19, 2017
2. Tell them the truth.
I’m starting to wonder if it’s time to do away with the collective idea that Santa drives a sleigh guided by flying reindeer, and just tell my kids the truth: Santa drives a UPS or FedEx truck, and he is guided by people shopping Prime in their underwear.
— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets ?????⛄️ (@gfishandnuggets) December 5, 2019
3. Put a ride to school on there, too.
Kids: Mom, we need toothpaste!
Me: Cool, you can add it to your Christmas lists.
Me, every time my kids ask for anything in the month of December.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) December 3, 2019
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for my child, they wear a size “sleepover at Grandma’s house.”
— Amanda Marcotte | Mediocre Mommy (@storiesofamom) December 10, 2019
5. That’s the way it works.
Sorry kids but Santa said you can only ask for toys that are Amazon Prime eligible.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) December 13, 2015
6. Not a bad deal!
If you're stuck on what to get your kids for Christmas this year, my kids just spent the better part of the evening entertaining themselves with an empty Doritos bag.
Empty. Doritos. Bag.
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) December 2, 2019
7. A lot of peaks and valleys.
The evolution of every mom in December:
Dec 1: Deck the halls!
Dec 4: did decorating always suck balls?
Dec 8-17: SANTA IS WATCHING!
Dec 18: <glimmer of hope>
Dec 19: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED!!
Dec 20: *googles all-inclusive adult only resorts*
Dec 24-25: THE BEST Christmas yet
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) December 11, 2019
8. Don’t even bother.
5-year-old: The elf on the shelf never comes here.
Me: Our house is too messy. He'll come if we clean.
5: Not worth it.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 6, 2019
9. Get those diamonds!
5yo: What does Santa bring if I'm bad?
Me: I hear it's coal.
5yo: Is it true you can make diamonds out of coal?
5yo: I'm gonna be pretty bad.
— Paige Kellerman (@PaigeKellerman) November 30, 2017
10. You better start working!
My teenager asked for a $400 gaming system for Christmas, so guess who's waking up Christmas morning with a stocking full of job applications?
— KarateAndPopTarts (@KarenReneK) December 18, 2017
11. That’s what moms are for.
I don't do Elf on the Shelf because if I want someone to sit in silent judgement of my family with a fake smile on their face, I'll just invite my mother over.
— Ashley the Abominable Snow Monster ? (@AshToTheFuture) December 5, 2019
12. That makes sense.
Drove our kids around town to look at Christmas lights but they brought an iPad so they could watch a different kid drive around his town looking at lights.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) December 10, 2019
13. Got carried away.
Bought some nice holiday chocolates for my kids’ teachers today.
I tasted one to make sure they were good and long story short I have to go back to the store and buy more chocolates
— The Mom Who Knew Too Much (@Gilapfeffer) December 10, 2019
14. It’ll work like a charm!
My son announced a plan to "trap" Santa that involves cookies and wine and I was like not gonna lie that shit will absolutely work
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) December 20, 2017
15. Not exactly a relaxing night…
The children were nestled
all snug in their beds
until they had to pee
get a drink
show me they can whistle
and ask me if birds have teeth.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) December 20, 2016
Have you had enough of your family and holiday festivities yet?
Tell us all about it in the comments!