Am I the only living person who isn’t really looking forward to Christmas, this year?
The only one?
Why, you ask?
It’s been a really hard year. We have made some monumental decisions and gone through some… well, some stuff… I was going to say ‘shit’ but then I thought it might offend. Oops. Some of our shit (might as well keep using it, right?) isn’t over yet, so I can’t really talk about it except to say that there doesn’t yet seem to be light at the end of our tunnel just yet and that’s making it hard to giddy up and get all Gangnam Style about Christmas.
I should be over the moon about this year’s holiday because this is the first year that my daughter is really going to ‘get it’. Get what? Get the joy and fun that is Christmas, with her birthday just two days before as well! All the attention and presents and fun, doing up the Christmas tree, a special dinner at Grandma’s, going to church with Dad and so on. She has planned her letter to Santa – we just need to finish it and get it mailed – and she knows what to ask the Birthday Fairy for. It’s really cute and should leave me seriously warm and fuzzy. But it doesn’t.
And just as I write this post, I get an email that just made things worse. Double shit.
So I’m working on my attitude by going to eat some popcorn and watch “Little House on the Prairie”.
How about you? Do you like the holiday period or are you surrounded by a little too much forced jollity for your taste? How do you get in the spirit when the spirit seems to have left the building?