☝️ That was TOTALLY my house Wednesday morning ☝️.
My kids are still young, so I ended up waking them up (this will probably be the last year, for at least the next 5 years.) I know Christmas is so much more than the presents, and my husband and I did our best to communicate that to our kids, but I'm pretty sure they were just there for the presents.
My parents showed up since they are empty nesters now, and let's be honest, there's no place to celebrate Christmas better than with a group of super excited children. So we sat back and watched the madness with a small amount of restraint.
I'm not going to lie, more than a few times I wanted to say, "Ok, let's stop here for just a few minutes and calm down, clean up, enjoy what we've gotten so far, and then keep going."
In case you were wondering, I didn't....
It was hard though because it was a DISASTER!
We have a pretty small house, so let's do some holiday math:
4 adults + 2 small children + Santa explosion = a HUGE, crowded mess.
Talk about time to practice your yoga, right?
Just like Rebecca said so beautifully in her Christmas Eve Facebook post, part of our jobs as yogis is to take your practice out of the studio and into real life.
This means different things to different people (and it doesn't just mean doing dancer's pose on the beach, but I have done that....-before children, many many years ago).