The Kenmore “Happenings at Home” Survey identified the following additional holiday trends in American homes:
· Quality Time is a Priority: No matter how stressed, 80 percent of Americans leave time to enjoy the season with their family and 62 percent create personal, family traditions to ensure family time and annual memories
· Healthy Meals at the Holidays: Only 28 percent of Americans include healthy meal options at every holiday meal
· Cleaning, Stress Rise Together: A majority of Americans (80 percent) increase household chores during the holidays and 65 percent of those note this causes the most seasonal stress
· Dividing and Conquering Needed on the Home’s Front Lines: Only 21 percent of Americans say their families always pitch in to help with chores around the home during the holidays
This is very interesting. The ones that most surprised me were that more families don't pitch in to help around the house this time of year or that only 28 percent have healthy options at the meal. I understand that there are a lot of cookies and treats, but we always have a lot of salads, veggies, and meats at our meal.
I found this to be very interesting as well. But I guess like you said, there are more sweets and treats this time of year and I know when I was a kid, I filled up on the goodies first.
This is one of the reasons I despise the holidays. Yeah, I just said that. It's just not supposed to be like this! I wish I'd been born a few generations earlier when things were simpler. We, as a society, have put so much of this stress on ourselves and I doubt we'll ever get back to what really matters.