Just the mention simultaneously fills me with excitement and the crushing weight of stress.
It’s a first world problem that we’ve brought on ourselves as a society, yada yada yada, but that doesn’t make it any less real.
We can’t deal with a problem that we don’t understand. So let’s take a look at that stress for a moment.
First, there’s the preparation.
Cooking, shopping, shopping for food to cook, planning, packing, traveling — it’s a lot to keep organized.
Is anyone else’s to-do list starting to pile up and block out the sunshine.
Then, there are hard to decisions to be made each year.
Which family do we visit and when? When it was just the two of us, our families were disappointed when we missed holiday functions, but now, with a baby, the pressure is triple.