Friday, January 2, 2009
Christmas In July
Christmas in July......I have listened to those Sleep Country commercials for years and not given them much thought....until this holiday season. After another blogger mentioned having Christmas in July instead of December it got me thinking. Why are we doing this to ourselves? The weather is the worst, the traffic and airports are at their most hectic time, not to mention the shopping. I hate the shopping part. Don't get me wrong I like to shop all right. Just not under pressure, and for a lot of people at once.
This year I just plain gave up. I didn't get my shopping done. I canceled Christmas dinner because the weather was so bad and Hubby was spending it with a snowplow. So as my son and I were just "hanging out" on Christmas I told him I was going to start celebrating Christmas in July. When the weather is better. And the airport isn't such a mess. No need for a snowplow in July. I would be off work and I'd have plenty of time for shopping. You wouldn't get caught up in the commercialism either.
That way he could spend Christmas with Goldilocks, which is where his heart was anyway:)
He didn't quite believe me.
I had him look up when Jesus was born. It was closer to July than December. So that settled it.....Christmas in July.
And every ones getting a mattress.
Hanging out with my son was the best part of the holidays. He said he knew how stars felt with the paparazzi an all. A camera in his face all the time and never knowing if your picture is going to turn up on the internet. I told him, "Oh no, I won't put your picture on the internet."
Goldilocks will be so jealous when she sees that we got in a little horse backriding.