Over the weekend, I came across this article about ordering home life. Does this ring true, anybody?
“We all know families that are held together because a woman knows who likes what in their sandwiches, who can or cannot read on a road trip, who needs cuddles after a hard day at school.”
So, here’s my question: who does what in your home for the holidays? When I was a child, my Dad delighted in the practical joke side of Christmas (e.g. changing the tags on the gifts) but Mom did all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, and decorating. And I suspect that it’s still true in many households that one person takes on more responsibilities than the others under the same roof. Is that because – in my case – the woman wants/needs things to be a certain way? Stockings hanging from the mantel. Greens hanging from the doorpost. Candles in the windows.
Is it still true in your household that one person takes the lead on All Things Christmas?
Would you say that Stephen Marche’s article true for you and your household in 2013? (Do we simply need to let things be a little dirtier and stress out about holiday decorating a little less?)