Holiday Guilt

The week between Christmas and the New Year is always brutal for me. There is so much excitement building up to Christmas and then all of the air is sucked out of the balloon. You are ten pounds heavier, your pants don’t fit, and you have no idea what to do with yourself.  I always spend the week wallowing in guilt. I feel like I should be working on something truly important. It feels like bonus time. There are so many possibilities. Then I feel guilty for not spending more quality time with my kids. They are on holiday break and we should be making some memories but they are too busy playing with new toys.  There are so many expectations mixed with so much down time. There is so much guilt.  We need a name for this week.  I am thinking “the annual shadow of death.”  Let me know if you have a better idea.  


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