According to Smith what really matters in the holidays is "making magical memories with her kids and family. Without sacrificing too much."
Christmas is almost here and families are decorating their houses, buying gifts, and doing everything to make it a perfect holiday season. However, an Alabama mother took it to Facebook to share her struggles of the season in a hilarious and relatable way.
Alana Smith is a mother who authors posts on a page called Holy Moly Motherhood. On November 25, she posted, "Y’all, just like every other mom in America, I’ve been creating Christmas magic since 8 am. I'm so dam tired."
Smith is a nurse anesthetist, mother of two boys, and writer. She wrote that she "cracked open" a beer around 4:55 pm and asked her children not to ask for "another thing that I was going to cry." Smith goes on to talk about how she started the day and how it left her exhausted. She wrote, "It’s going to be a great day! I’m off work and I’m going to get this whole house finished. Fa la la la la, la la la LA!"
She then begins to open all the boxes in the attic which includes Christmas decorations. "Sheesh, this mantle is dusty. I guess I should dust first. Dust, dust, dust. WHAT IS THIS? WHY ARE WE SO FILTHY? Ok, back to Christmas. Stockings, check! I just love Christmas," wrote Smith. She then takes her kids' tree ornaments which leads to a fight among the kids. She wrote, "Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh…IF I HEAR YALL CRYING AND WHINING ONE MORE TIME I’M GOING TO COME UP THERE AND TAKE DOWN YOUR TREES!"
Finally, she was able to put the tree up. Smith wrote, "Husband helps with this one task. Then decorate the entire tree alone. Kids put a few ornaments along the bottom of the tree, in the worst possible places. Go to a happy place mentally to block that out."
The next task she took up was to put out a Christmas village in a new place. She wrote, "Tell husband he should drop a plug in this spot. He says he is not an electrician and that would involve drywall and a real bad day. Rig up Christmas village with a cord running down the wall to an outlet ten feet away. Grumble as you spread Christmas snow over the village. Wish you married an electrician. "
Smith then started the stair banister but by the end of it realizes the garland lights are not working. "ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHY DID I BUY THIS CHEAPO GARLAND?! HELLO?...What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight, Oh!… SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!"
Talking about what happened, Smith tells Good Morning America, "It's a good time, but it always seems to be the mom's job,” she explained what happens at her house. “You know, Dad helps get the tree up, and then it's like they disappear. I don't know where they go.”
Despite the hassle, according to Smith what really matters in the holidays is "making magical memories with her kids and family. Without sacrificing too much."
This is the message she wanted to give out to all working parents: “So, I think you just do the best you can. If you can't go out and buy new lights, then whatever it is that makes you guys happy and create some kind of magic, that’s what your kids are going to remember."
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Holy Moly Motherhood