I've been enjoying the fall weather. It's still rather warm, and I'm beyond ready for the true crispness of fall. We had a bon-fire this past weekend since it was still so warm.
But at that fire, I got asked a what I thought was a bizarre question.
What do the kids want for Christmas?
Um. Huh? What? Run that by me one more time. I must be hearing things, right?
Nope! People are already asking for not only the kids', but my Christmas list. Okay, seriously, though. I don't even have the kids Halloween costumes yet (or even know what Chase is going to be for that matter), and you are expecting me to have already compiled lists for Christmas?!
Don't get me wrong here, though. I love Christmas just as much, if not a bit more, as the next person. But I consider myself to be reasonable in my crazy infatuation of the holiday. I don't decorate until the day after Thanksgiving. I don't start putting presents out until the week of Christmas (that's more so Chase doesn't rip into them early), and the week following New Year's Day, it all comes down. I adore Christmas.
But I'm also very considerate of the holidays before it.
Halloween is first. Get dressed up, get free candy, get fat.
Thanksgiving is next. Go see family, cook a huge meal, get fat.
Then Christmas. Decorate like crazy, bake like a mad woman, get fat.
It's a wonderful set up actually. And I think it should be respected. So, for all of our sakes. Wait until at least after Halloween before you start badgering for Christmas stuff.
It's just polite to the other holidays.