I am choosing not to get caught up in the stress of traveling several hours by car to go "home" for Thanksgiving with two little ones. I am choosing to not start stressing about flying halfway across the country in a few weeks to The Hubs' home with two little ones amidst carseat hassles, carry-ons, and Homeland Security.
Instead I am reminding myself that the holidays are about family, loved ones, friends. And I am blessed that we have so much family, though none locally, who want to spend time with us.
So I let go of my small wish to stay home and organize closets and just have a few days in a row of uninterrupted downtime for the first time in months because life is short, and it's not all about me.
It is about family.