Just In: Up On the Rooftop, Mama’s Totally, Completely Losing It

Parents searching for comfort and joy might want to leave the Elf On the Shelf in storage

Do you hear what I hear? A mom, a mom ranting in the night wondering who in the hell decided three major holiday should be crammed into the month with the shortest, darkest days of the year.

We know, we know every year we promise this season will be different. You know why 2015 is different for me? Anyone lucky enough to receive a holiday card from the Schatz Altons will hold last season’s photo collage card. Last year’s cards that never got sent. This crosses one more thing off Mama’s to-do list.

Although I can’t create weather frightful enough to cancel the season’s next events for weary readers, I can suggest reading Parenting Coach Meghan Leahy’s Let Go & Love the Holidays list.

Number 5 especially speaks to me:

Don’t expect too much out of yourself throughout the holidays. You can try to please everyone, and you will also come into 2016 feeling like you’ve been shot out of a cannon.

If that doesn’t make you laugh out loud, here’s a recent roundup of funny blog posts.

Although not holiday-themed, Hello From The Mother Side, a rendition of Adele’s song by Heather Mill’s inserts Cheetos and facial hair into her awesome lyrics. Such as:

I would love to grab a glass of wine and maybe some cheese/But I’ve got kids I have to feed/I’ve got one in volleyball and one who’s coming home with D’s.

If you’ve got a toddler, they’ve got an agenda. Scary Momma’s Britta Eberle gives us a toddler’s holiday to-do items, including:

Have a meltdown when you’re only allowed to open one door per day on the advent calendar. Repeat for all of December. 

Fowl Language Comics is good for a daily funny, and I love Brian Gordon’s recent take on that creepy Elf on the Shelf guy.

Dad going a little bit off the rails, too? Both of you will see much of The Force worth snorting at in your day-to-day parenting.

Lastly, take a break from online shopping with Wish Lists at Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.

And if you are still losing your mind (we're not judging) get yourself some whine pairings, quick.

Finally, it's not related to your holiday freak-out (unless you're trying to get your kids to finish their college applications on top of everything, in which case, we're so sorry for you — go mix one of those drinks, really), but it's funny and distracting: First Lady Michelle Obama's college rap:  

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