New Year’s eve as a parent: How to celebrate when things don’t quite go as planned with the kids.

Amex #EveryDayMoments New Years Eve video | featuring Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Picks

We all know that parenting means giving up sleep, hygiene (admit it), disposable income, and perhaps, the wild New Year’s Eve plans of our wonderfully misspent youth. So you can see why I had the best time sitting down with my partners at American Express on behalf of their Amex EveryDay Credit Card, and remembering just what happened one New Year’s eve a few year’s back with my kids, when they WOULD NOT GO TO SLEEP.

(I’m not big on all caps, but holy heck, kids!)

I imagine quite a few of you will be able to relate to this. And don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.

(While I’m no Tina Fey, I think the animators totally nailed my outfit, and that my kids are pretty darn cute as cartoon characters.)

However it is that you celebrate tonight–with kids, without kids, with kids who think that it’s midnight a few hours early because you turned ahead the clocks–I hope you make some great memories. If only the memory of falling asleep at 9:30 PM despite every best effort. I’ve had that EveryDay Moment too, myself.

Thanks to my sponsor American Express for totally letting me cross “be a cartoon” off my bucket list.

And you can share your own NYE stories with the #EveryDayMoments hashtag on social media, because I’d love to know I’m not alone here!  Also check out our video on Back to School Shopping with a kindergartener which might be another story you can relate to.

Liz

Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. This makes her very happy.

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