Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The lights. The food. Two weeks off from work. Christmas pajamas. More time with family. Christmas carols. The nativity scene. Watching the kids rip open their presents.
What I don’t love is what it does to my kids after Christmas is over. The late nights with family mean too much sugar, and not enough sleep. What do you do after you’ve eaten too much and your kids are way too stimulated? I’m so glad you asked!
- Only adjust bedtime by an hour. Try to ease your kids back into a regular routine before they go back to school, or you go back to work. You will thank me for this later.
- Keep sugar in moderation. So you’ve got tons that leftover cake and cookies? Don’t use your kids as a garbage disposal. You will regret it later.
3. If you’ve little ones and they haven’t opened all their gifts, pack away the toys they were uninterested in. Reintroduce them for Easter, birthday or even next Christmas. They will also come in handy for re-gifting at last minute birthday parties.
4. Go outside for some fresh air. Fresh air is overrated you say? Take a break from the phones and tablets to enjoy God’s creations.
I hope these tips help you ease back into a regular, pre-holiday routine. How do you calm the Christmas crazy in your house?