I came up with a quirky parent wishlist post last year based on some of the things I really wanted for Christmas and in the New Year. I wasn't holding back and honesty was key. This year I created a similar list, but I also asked my writers to submit theirs for a series called All I Want for Christmas and in the New Year.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Sure, snow would be great but that isn't what I mean.
I want a night or two in pristine white sheets and a white billowy duvet piled high on a pillow top mattress in a nice hotel room.... by myself. No kids, no husband.
Bonus points for fireplace, heated pool, jetted tub and good coffee. Extra bonus points for a friend in a neighbouring room to hot tub and dine with.
This has been my dream for almost three years, since having my son. I love my kids but they wake me up a lot. I love my husband, but he snores. He snores so loudly I've forced him to make multiple sleep apnea screening appointments. I'm still not convinced of the negative results.
For Christmas, I would love nothing more than a good book, a bottle of wine, and at least 24 full hours of alone time. And a really, really nice fluffy white bed.
So, all I want for Christmas is...not you.
Editor's note: after Kristy sent in her Wishlist post, she also shared to our group this hilarious video titled, 'Home Alone; The Mom Version' which somewhat resembled what she's wanting for Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FYB1uPaW78