Monday, November 20, 2006

Deck the Halls

Okay, okay....I know this may seem ridiculous to some (all) of you, but I have my reasons - my very good, sane, normal reasons.
I'm putting up my Christmas Tree today. I'm almost sure I'm not the only one that wants to, but I may be the only one that actually does it. Now before I go on, I love Thanksgiving and plan on celebrating it as much as the next person. Believe me, I love turkey with all the trimmings and I have so much to be thankful for this season that it might make you sick! I'm not blowing it off like the rest of the commercial/retail world. But here are my top 10 reasons I'm giving into my Christmas decorating urgency:

  1. I don't know where we will be come Christmas Day.
  2. We may even move before Christmas - and I can't just put everything on hiatus until we know what we're doing.
  3. We're traveling for Thanksgiving and I need time with my Christmas tree and decorations.
  4. Steven will let me ; ). It's sweet how he thinks he has a say in the matter.
  5. Bradley's begging.
  6. It makes me happy.
  7. My kids don't take off the decorations - lucky me. Everything will stay in its place.
  8. It's finally cold enough (below 70 degrees) that it doesn't seem nearly as ludicrous.
  9. The entire family is home (no school for anyone), what else are we going to do that isn't going to require us to spend money?
  10. Because it's my house and I can - my favorite reason.
So they're not great reasons, but I'm doing it nonetheless. Growing up my family was always the-day-after or the-Saturday-after Thanksgiving type of people. But I know that if we end up moving and I wait until after Thanksgiving, I'll feel sad and guilty for not having it up more of the holiday season. So if any of you out there are sitting on the fence, join me on the dark side - or better said - the pre-lit, glass-blown, smiling, tinsel-filled, fa-la-la-la-la side.


Anonymous said...

You go for it girl! Mine is already up and I love it!! I have already joined the dark side. Enjoy the season as long as you can I say!

Natalie* said...

you're awesome - ya, my mom was the "the day after" kinda person and so she might come hunt me down if I started celebrating early...but seriously, the day after - I can't wait!!

Leslie said...

very fun. i don't blame you one bit. i might just join you, but we get ourselves a real needle-dropping tree, and they're not for sale yet, unbelievably!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally with ya on this one! We've got the 'buy another real tree... or get a fake one" dilemma going on at our house... something suppose I should blog about... me thinks I will!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I'll have to come admire your place-- I"m being a scrooge this year and not putting anything up... We'll be out of town anyway. I agree it's the best time of the year-- why not relish in it???

tara said...

the "me thinks I will comment" was from me... I don't know why it came up as anonymous... and my grammar is apparently very shabby.

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