This week, I am full of it. The, “it,” is holiday tips and shameless self-promotion.
So for the first time since I can remember, we walk school right up to Christmas Eve. If like many you have been Winterfesting, Nut Crackering or a variety of other holiday things, you might be a little behind.
If that means you have holiday shopping scheduled for Friday night and Saturday, plan ahead now. You can divide and conquer, send someone to the movies with everyone while the other shops. Then switch up at lunch and one takes everyone for lunch while the number two swoops around on their own.
If you are going out, head out with an open mind, an open heart and realizing that everyone is in the same boat if they are shopping too.
Sustenance is key to success and in some small part sanity. Take a small cooler or lunch bag with some ice packs and several drinks. Bottled water always keeps well and a box of granola bars hidden in the back seat may save the day and some cash in your wallet and snack in between stops.
No matter what your age, use the facilities before you leave at least every other location. Then snow, storm or traffic snarl will not keep you from your appointed rounds.