It’s chaos and joy and sometimes tears and…did I mention chaos?
There are presents and candies and treats and breakfast and it’s just all so wonderful. But sometimes that can be completely overwhelming to our toddlers – I know in the past years, Harrison has had moments during the holidays where he just needed to be alone. That the sugar rush crashed and all the strange family members overwhelmed him, so he and I sneak off upstairs and play cars or read quietly for 20 minutes. Then he’s ready to party again. Biggest tip is really just to gauge your kiddo – is he feeling overwhelmed? Or is he totally eating it up?
Playing to the needs of your kid can really, really help make Christmas morning enjoyable. But it means you may have to drop some expectations and just go with the flow!
Here’s some other tips that work for our family:
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