The 11 Types of Parents There Are on Christmas Morning Will Make You Spit Out Your Hot Chocolate
Christmas morning looks different for every family. Whether you're a parent who has a magical Christmas morning ready no matter what time the kids get up or your house looks like Santa fell through the chimney and set up the presents after too many drinks, you may be able to relate to one of these Christmas morning types. Are you a parent who plans ahead and has it all together? Or maybe you're all about saving every last piece of wrapping paper. Whichever type of parent you are, your family appreciates everything you do to make Christmas unique — even if it means you're nothing but a hot mess!
The Coffee-Fueled Parent
You need at least one pot of coffee before you can start the Christmas morning traditions. If you haven't had a sip yet, it is not time for your kids to ask you if they can start opening their presents yet. You need time to feel human.
The Perfect Christmas Morning Parent
No matter what time you wake up, the family room looks like a scene straight out of your favorite Christmas movie. The fire is lit, there's Christmas music playing, and the house smells like cookies and coffee.
The Pinterest Parent
You've found the most creative ways to decorate for Christmas, and the results are all over your house. Christmas morning is complete with Rudolph look-alike snacks and creatively arranged presents.
The Hot Mess Parent
You tried your best, but everything went wrong. The Christmas tree fell while you were playing Santa and you almost accidentally set the stockings on fire. Oh, and nobody better expect you to be showered and dressed waiting for the kids on the couch. You're tired, and you don't really care that it shows.
The Clean-as-You-Go Parent
You have a garbage bag ready and waiting for when the kids open their presents. Pieces of wrapping paper don't even hit the floor because you've got great control on the Christmas morning mess.
The Record-Every-Moment Parent
You've got a camera in your face snapping pictures and recording videos from the moment you wake up to the moment the very last present is opened. You want to capture reactions, smiles, hugs, and everything in between.
The Have-at-It Parent
You let the kids have their fun on Christmas morning without any urge to reign it in. You can be found sitting back on the couch with your cup of coffee and taking it all in, because moments like this, where you shouldn't really care about rules, is what life is all about.
The Threatening Parent
You threaten to return everything you've gotten the kids if they don't behave. The threats continue throughout the day as you visit family.
The Present Master Parent
You pick the perfect presents for every single person in the family. Everyone asks where you shop, but you'll never reveal your secrets.
The Good-at-Faking-It Parent
You find a way to pretend like you absolutely LOVE the ugly sweater your 10-year-old bought you. And that rock your son painted you at school? You act like it's gold, because, well, it kind of is.
The Resourceful Parent
You grab every single box, bag, and reusable piece of wrapping paper to save for next year's gifts. When you're around, NOTHING gets wasted.