I'm sick of trying to be the perfect mum at Christmas so this year I'm being lazy – the four things to make life easier | The Sun

WHILE there's no denying Christmas is the most magical time of the year, it can be stressful too.

From rushing around buying presents to purchasing the food in preparation for a festive feast, the pressure can really feel like it's piling on.

But if you're hoping to have a more chilled December this year, then look no further than this lazy mum's guide to Christmas, which has been poste online by TikTok user Lauren Edge.

In the clip, she begins: "If you're a mum like me and usually put so much pressure on yourself to be the perfect mum to your kids around Christmas time and everything's got to be absolutely spot on – then this video may just be for you.

"I'm sick of it, I don't know if you're sick of it, but I'm definitely sick of it."

Lauren then goes on to share the things that she'll be doing this year to make her life easier, before urging other mums to do the same and to be a little less hard on themselves.


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Firstly, she urges everyone to do of their shopping in the Black Friday sale.

"I sit at home – I don't go out – weeks before I find out exactly what I'm going to get and where's the cheapest place," she explains.

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"Then on Black Friday, or the week before, because there's a lot of deals, look where you want to shop and look at the deals and when their Black Friday sales are coming on – and shop, shop, shop from the comfort of your own house!"

She adds: "Don't go out with the kid and stress yourself out, do it this way and you'll save yourself a big buck!

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"I have done this for about four or five years now and I have to shop for so many people…they put so much pressure on me to make Christmas perfect and I don't mind, but this is how I make my life easier and cheaper."

Lauren then address the Christmas tradition of The Elf on the Shelf.

"If you're going to put yourself through the punishment of this little b****** then my advice to you would be please don't buy the original – he's around £40 with the book.

"Go into your local Lidl and you can pick him up for about £2 – but I strongly advise you don't start it!

"I'm already contemplating whether my son will remember if I did it last year because I can't really be f****d to do it this year.

She suggests: "Also use him to your advantage. If you're trying to potty train your child, sit him on the potty every morning doing a poo."

Lauren then stresses the importance of making your lists and sticking to them.

"None of this 'let's get one more present to bulk it out' – no!" she explains.

"I'm going to tell you now, you don't need the s***…you'll save yourself at least £30 not buying the extras."

Finally, Lauren shares a picture of some perfectly wrapped and decorated Christmas presents.

"While this looks absolutely lovely, I've not got time for this s***," she says.

"This is a public service announcement, I will not being doing this this year.

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"Also the bows that you buy…no one cares for them.

"They're really annoying and bad for the environment so leave them off…no one will care if you don't wrap your presents like this."

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