I have found that one thing which really helps me is having varying lights around my house where I am. So this year, as well as the candles I light on my kitchen island, I also purchased a little pre-lit Christmas tree.
Some of you may be thinking this is a little early but it works at keeping me happy and not depressed. This bit of Christmas cheer and ambient lighting has added excitement to my days.
The boys are pretty happy too. They got to decorate it (several times over) and it is just their size. Even Ewan threw an ornament onto the tree and it stayed there (unfortunately he moves too quickly for me ever to catch a photo of him that isnt a blur).
I have to avoid puting any balls on the tree that are breakable because Ewan is obsessed with balls. When he sees them he lights up and wont stop hurling the tree to the ground until the ball is in his hands- a few little balls met their tragic end this way.
How do you like Matty's inside out shirt?
Christmas has arrived in this here home. I just couldnt wait another moment. The real tree wont be here until next month but this little addition works for now.