It’s that time of year again…
Christmas carols blaring; “Santa’s helpers” spouting relentless well-wishes. Enough to make you wish for permanent ear plugs.
Ah, the overstimulation I mean the joy of Christmas!
Awfully hard on someone with a sensitive nervous system, like a fibromyalgia patient.
One of the worst days is when you take the kids to get their picture made with Santa Claus. Yes, we all know Santa’s supposed to be a jolly guy and blah blah blah, but really…when’s the last time he left you a diamond under the tree?
Right. Then he expects you to go wait in line to see him, with all the standing and the crying kids and the noise and the lights?
I don’t think so.
But I have an idea about how to enjoy seeing kids get their pictures made with Santa, without losing your mind.
In this day and age, most of us have cell phones. So wait in the car with a relaxing book while your kid— or kids— wait in line with your spouse. or another trusted adult. Tell them to call when they get close to sitting on Santa’s lap, without cutting it too close. (You want to have plenty of time to get there without being stressed and out of breath.)
Happy Santa Days!
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