Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Jumping on the Holiday Bandwagon

Call me Scrooge, but I think it far too early to be decorating for the Christmas season so soon after Hallowe'en. I mean, I came to work the day after the gouls and goblins were out in full force to see wreaths hung from every lamppost and ribbons streamed from each business doorway in the downtown of Woodstock. Sure I contemplated exchanging the decorations when I packed away the orange and black for another year - solely because finding time to decorate for the season with an adventurous 11 1/2 month old interested in investigating every new thing is a challenge - but that thought quickly passed when I realized I prefer to savour the holiday when it comes. I think we're far too quick to jump from one holiday to the next, so I am refusing to jump on the holiday bandwagon just because we're into November and will relish in holiday fever come December instead. I know we've technically had the first snowfall - if you can call slushy white rain snow - and that warmer weather makes for an easier go of stringing Christmas lights on rooftops, but to avoid going overboard well in advance, you can bet you won't see my tree up until Christmas is actually around the corner! Afterall, November means time to pay respect in remembrance... and a certain one year old's birthday needs celebrating. Need we steal the thunder from those events?

2 comments:

FARMERS WIFE said...

I hear ya.

Here's my question. Is the 11 1/2 year old from a previous marriage??

(I don't mean to make light of your topic, I certainly agree, I just couldn't pass up on such an easy jab.)

hope all is well Natalie, can't wait to see pics of Isaiah's b-day party!!

Leanne

Shiloh, Janalynn & Zeke said...

i also TOTALLY hear you Nat!! I went to Walmart yesterday and it was already over run with huge Christmas Trees and even bigger Santas.

And we haven't even had Thanksgiving here yet!!

Hope all is well and you enjoy your little boy's 1st b-day!!

Janalynn :)