Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Let's break out those MLK decorations!
But what is MORE of a downer is the fact that Christmas was on Monday this year. And we have to go back to work today. YUCK!
I think that Christmas should be on Friday every year. Or better yet, Thursday. We do it for Thanksgiving, right?
And I am not talking about being irreverent to the (pardon the saying) reason for the Season. I am talking about giving the reason its due recognition, and rushing all the way through, getting everything done, and slamming through the day in the fashion that we all tend to do, we really should take more time to celebrate the day. It should be given more than one day. It should be given a whole weekend, starting on Thursday. My employer gives us the day after Thanksgiving off, so we have a 4-day weekend.
We build up to this time with such verve, leaving behind Halloween and picking right up with Christmas. Why shouldn't we be able to hold on to that feeling just a little bit longer.
I don't know if it was the lack of snow, or the fact that the stores started decorating in August, but it took me a while to get into the spirit of the Season. I don't think I was truly in that spirit until Sunday night. And now I feel robbed.
So I will take my bad attitude, check it in the corner for the day, and watch the kids bore of their Christmas gifts at about, oh, 10:00 a.m., and then start counting down the days until Christmas break is over.
Hey ... we all have to look forward to something, right?
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.