As a kid, I always loved Christmas. But as a mom, I love Christmas even more now. Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family and creating lasting memories with my children.
But let's face it- along with those fun, holiday memories comes a little bit of craziness, especially for mom. Between the kids' cookie and candy induced sugar highs, and the shopping crowds, there's no lack of amusing, blood pressure-spiking memories being made. The kids get to enjoy all the fun stuff while us moms scurry around trying to make the holidays perfect without ripping our hair out. And we have to capture every second of it, even when they don't turn out as perfect as we'd like.
Sprout calls these "Holiday MOMents" and they just launched an entire website dedicated to this where you can celebrate all of your MOMents- the funny, the outrageous, the sweet, and priceless.
Here are a few of my own personal favorite Holiday MOMents I shared with Sprout:
Look at these Christmas cookies. Not exactly the type you'd see on a magazine cover, am I right? Martha Stewart is probably shaking her head right now. This is what happens when you let the kids decorate their own Christmas cookies without any help. It wasn't the picture perfect moment I thought it would be. First off, the bottoms were burnt. There were sprinkles everywhere, and the kids' teeth were stained green from eating the frosting. And I'm pretty sure there was more saliva on the cookies than there was frosting. I let the kids do all of the eating of the cookies afterwards too, because the licking of little grubby fingers all over them kind of put me off a bit. But did they have fun? Absolutely. Were the cookies these beautiful works of art? Not exactly. This was truly a Holiday MOMent.
Then there's the trip to see Santa. Oh Santa, why do you have to be so scary? My poor Lily had thought she was ready to see him last year, but she had a change of heart at the last minute. But alas, it was a week before Christmas and I needed these pictures for our holiday card, so she was going to see Santa, even if I had to get in the darn picture too.
Are you ready to create your own holiday MOMent? Head over to Sprout, have a look around, and create your own to share. They have tons of fun, pre-made frames and templates for you to use, and you can share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Browse other submissions too and see what every one's unique MOMents look like. Maybe yours isn't as bad as you think it is. Sprout wants to celebrate each and every one!
What's your favorite Holiday MOMent?
Make sure to head over to Sprout and share your own!Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.