Here in Norway, when meeting people in town in december you don't ask "How are you?" but "Are you ready for christmas?"... Trying to sound as convincing as possibble I answer "Oh I am as ready as one can be..."
The truth is with five out of seven in the family being sick I spent the last days scrubbing bathroom floors, washing bed sheets and laying in bed myself.
And the house... ehmm is a little in disorder.
Oh it can be fixed within a couple of hours, if I just get around to...
But I'm learning to embrace life as it is having a large family.
Piles of laundry and dishes...
It's worth it. Every single load of laundry. Even the days not everything goes well.