Archive for November 11, 2010

With Care

I know there was lots of mention of Christmas in yesterday’s post, and I don’t mean to ignore the fact that today is November 11, but I have to go over one more very important holiday issue.

There are so many small details that we tend to each year regarding the holidays. Which wrapping paper will we use? What will I buy for my brother? What cookies should I bring to the office? Should I even bring cookies to the office? Will we put up on tree or two? Icicle lights or twinkling? These things are not huge decisions. If you make the wrong decision, it’s really not the end of the world and chances are, you won’t remember it next year. Your cut out cookies were bland? No biggie. Throw that batch out and shred the recipe. Done.

Other details are big.

I need to make a big decision. This is serious business. My son needs a stocking.

Call me crazy if you want, but I really think that’s one of those big decisions. He’s going to have this for the rest of his life. Until forever. I can’t just buy any ‘ol stocking without careful deliberation. I love my stocking! Granted I only have visitation rights because my mom won’t allow it out of her home, but I love it. So what do I do?

This is what our mantle normally looks like during Christmas. We hang our stockings by the chimney with care.

Stephen and I have matching Pottery Barn stockings and Rookie has one that features the same colors. So do we stick with that and get Jansen a boring PB stocking? Or do we find him a cutesy one that’ll end up looking cheesy when he’s a grown up? I’m leaning toward a unique, cutesy one. I think everyone needs a cute stocking, right?

So, HELP ME. Where do I find a stocking? I think mine and my siblings’ stockings were made by family and family friends. I don’t have sewing people in my life so I’m going to have to either A) make one out of construction paper and staples or B) buy one. But it has to be perfect.

This is too much pressure. And when I’m under too much pressure I ask you for help. Someone out there has to know where to find the cutest stocking in the world. Just like you tell me about sales, where to find baby bedding, the best baby items, and on and on.

Lay it on me. I need your thoughts, feelings, and advice about stockings. Are you as attached to yours as I am to mine? Or do you think they are no big deal? Should I stop putting so much pressure on myself. Talk me down people, TALK ME DOWN.

November 11, 2010 at 7:20 am 13 comments


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