Parent’s Night Out at Time to Rage
Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Keep Calm and Break Something
By Jessica Korzyniewski
OH DECEMBER, YOU CRUEL, CRUEL, BEAST!
There is no other month that warrants a parent’s night out like December. As a parent, December means two things: winter break and the holidays. They both carry with them the possibility of magic and joy. But they also both carry with them a sense of foreboding and pressure to create a joyful experience from start to finish. Typically, by the time you’re ringing in the new year, your ears are also ringing from complaints, from fighting and from having listened to The Christmas Song by Alvin and the Chipmunks 100 times over the past month (see if it makes our Top 5 Worst Christmas Songs).
WHY WINTER BREAK MAKES YOU WANT TO BREAK THINGS
Two whole weeks off of school, means two whole weeks cooped up inside, mediating sibling fights, devising elaborate crafts, preparing countless meals and snacks, and constantly picking up toys. On a typical day you’re happy when you’ve gotten the kids up, dressed, fed and off to school or daycare. But now, in the deep recesses of winter, you are forced to do all that and keep them happy, hopeful, and alive for 24 hours without a break for yourself! It’s no wonder by the end of the day you’re ready to smash their LEGO creations and crush their LOL’s...but you don’t. And that is the other battle of parenthood: wanting to rage, but holding it in because you are their example and teacher. And if the struggle to survive winter break doesn’t break you, the holiday’s are lurking around the corner threatening to push you over the edge.
HOLIDAY STRESS IS THE TIPPING POINT
Let’s face it, as a parent, it’s not easy maintaining a sense of wonder for a whole week, let alone an entire month. From the second that selfish, demanding elf enters your house on December 1st until the last pine needle is swept out the door, it’s go time. Not only are you keeping up with your regular responsibilities like work, grocery shopping and cleaning, now you’re being asked to decorate, come up with unique gift ideas and make small talk with Uncle Joe (your sexist uncle who’s always got an opinion on how to raise your kids). It’s enough to send you into a deep depression or at least pump your blood pressure up a few notches.
KEEP CALM AND BREAK SOMETHING
At Time to Rage we suggest you set yourself up for success now and book a session with us this winter break. You’re about to spend an entire month slapping on a smile and taking deep breaths just to survive. A well timed parent’s night out at Time to Rage is just what you and your friends need to keep your energy positive and truly kill it this holiday season. There’s no Elf on a Shelf here, so if you do decide to bring in that LEGO creation you stepped on last night...we won’t tell.
TELL US ABOUT IT
What do you think is the hardest part about parenting during the holidays?