The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means seasonal sales are kicking into full gear. Whether purchasing Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for your grandkids or picking up a little something special for yourself, Black Friday is still one of the best times to get into the season of giving.
This day-after-Thanksgiving tradition has changed a lot over the years and promises to be very different in 2018 and into the years ahead thanks to online shopping and Cyber Monday (the Monday following Thanksgiving). In fact, the endless lines that form the night before Black Friday have begun to fade away
The holidays are stressful on everyone – young and old. It’s just that the stresses are different. If we recognize what will make everyone most comfortable, we have a chance at making all the family gatherings a little less chaotic and a lot less stressful.
The little ones need some downtime, and so do our aging loved ones. Including them in the preparations allows Mom and Grandma the opportunity to contribute what they can. And, as always, if Grandma wants to do the dishes – let her. She will be the judge of what is too much.
And all the festivities can become too much, so don’t be offended or annoyed if she wants to go home early or doesn’t want to come at all. However, by all means take her a goody bag and a couple of meals afterward.
When you worry about her, a daily call from a Keeping In Touch Solutions Care Caller will alleviate the pressure. It’s not easy to always be available to call at a certain hour of the day, and Mom might get upset if you miss a call. We aren’t here to replace your calls, but just to ensure consistency and that daily touch.
What a gift that would be for mom this year – a subscription for a daily call – it just keeps on giving all year long. Now that will make a real difference in her life – and yours!
Are you one of those people who love everything about the holidays? You know, all the shopping, the baking, the gatherings and the extra hustle bustle? Is that how Mom was when you were growing up? Did Dad love to prepare the fireplace and have garland around the front door?