The Unstable Shepherd
At Christmas we create the most unrealistic expectations for ourselves. We imagine that the world will end if we get the wrong gift for our spouse/lover/child/parent/boss/distant cousin. Having family or friends over for a party? Great. The house has to look right. We have to decorate everything. Our home should be filled with the warm, tempting odors of delicious Christmas treats. Oh, and the kids. The kids need to be on their best behavior. What will the in-laws think if Jason tries to flush Emmy’s Elsa doll down the toilet again? And the office Christmas party — now, there’s a potential source of stress.