Maybe it is the combination of the two: the punctual German and the laid back Greek. I don’t know how I manage to do (almost) everything last minute. I always get it done on time (to be precise I have everything ready just a few seconds before I should).
One would think that if you’ve gone down the road of stressful preparations before you are wise enough to prepare well in advance the next time. Nope, it doesn’t work like that. At least not for me. I blame everything on my miss-calculation of the actual time left.
So, here I am, crafting away my last minute presents. Thankfully my beloved mom came over and
rescued relieved me of my partial mom duties (she took Yianni to spend the day with her and my dad), I shamefully parked Iliana in front of ‘quality’ German T.V. and started crafting away. Somewhere along the way, what I wanted to make seemed to be very different from what I was actually making and stress began to take the better part of me but after 3 (endless) hours I managed to finish most of my presents. No, Iliana was not watching T.V. for three hours – after quality T.V. – came the all beloved and cherished (from all parents) nap. Of course she refused, but I bribed her with milk and it was a done deal. A warm bottle of milk (instead of lunch) and off she was to dreamland.
Now, tell me, am I not THE role model of the modern stay at home mom, or what??