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No More Shopping. Step Away from the Car Keys.

Teresa M. Pelham

Mommy Minute

1:42 PM EST, December 23, 2013

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Are you done? Just one more trip to CVS for some stocking stuffers?

Cut it out. No, really. You’re done.

Even if, like me, you just started Christmas shopping two weeks ago, you did it. You’re done.

How about you watch some House Hunters on HGTV? Or maybe read a magazine or bake some cookies or go visit friends?

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the wrapping and shopping and feeling as if you haven’t gotten enough stuff. But let’s try to chill, OK?

I’m keeping this in mind today: While we parents are stressing out over not doing everything perfectly for our kids, I bet our kids aren’t stressed out over what they got for us. (Think we should remind them to get us something?)