Christmas is undoubtedly a time of joy, love, and giving, but as Hilary Duff reminded us, it can also be a time of stress鈥 particularly for parents.

Though the 30-year-old and big sister Haylie Duff are happy to go 鈥渁ll out鈥 for Christmas (鈥淲e have very over-the-top Christmas. We like to pretend we don鈥檛, but we do.鈥), the Younger star admitted to US Weeklythatit鈥檚 not always easy. 鈥淚 will tell you what鈥檚 most stressful [about the holidays]. Kids change their mind about what they want every five minutes,鈥 she told the outlet.

Come to think of it, she鈥檚 also not particularly fond of wrapping. 鈥淭raffic, trying to run around, trying to make sure that I have everything for everyone, I don鈥檛 even wrap my own sh*t,鈥 she quipped. 鈥淟ike, I can鈥檛. Trying to find what I need, all the Amazon sh*t that comes to my house, like, I can鈥檛 and I don鈥檛 wanna deal with it.鈥

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Still, at the end of the day, it鈥檚 worth it to see her five-year-old son, Luca Cruz Comrie, smile. 鈥淟uca says the sweetest things to me and I鈥檓 just so appreciative of him. I can鈥檛 imagine my life without him,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 think it鈥檚 just like the daily routine of the things you do with kids that鈥檚 so special. It鈥檚 not like a big, extravagant thing that happens. It鈥檚 like the day in and day out of the relationship you鈥檙e building with your child.鈥

Well said, Hil!

Do you relate to Hilary鈥檚 assessment of the holidays? Tell us over @BritandCo.

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