- I dislike holidays.
- We are not religious so that makes us a little removed from the "true meanings" of Christmas and Easter. So if you don't have the religious ties or the tie to holidays in general. . .what's the point? Candy? Cadbury Mini Eggs at Easter, Cadbury Balls for Christmas, Brach's Candy Corn for Halloween and Thanksgiving. . . While all are delicious, I don't think they are a reason to celebrate holidays.
- Although I (really it is PE and I) dislike holidays we do have some traditions. I don't mind the traditions especially if they are family traditions.
- We have a non-traditional Halloween acknowledgement (not sure it can really be called a celebration).
- I am okay with Thanksgiving so long as we can have some time at home and it isn't spent rushing around everywhere. Last year we even had a mini Thanksgiving the first part of December and I enjoyed prepping for that especially since it was only PE, the kids, me, and Nana. This post explains why that is best.
- Christmas . . . uggg. . . I think it is great to give gifts and not expect anything in return and I adore our family tradition of Christmas Eve pajamas and Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.
- Holiday decorating is for the birds but I participate in some of it because the kids like it. I might be more inclined to seasonal decorating partly because I am lazy--four seasons = four changes in decor.
- Antisocial and holiday (Halloween, Christmas, Fourth of July, etc.) parties don't mix. PE and I are both antisocial and it seems to be getting worse.
- I could possibly get more excited about National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day or National Bundt Cake Day than I do about the more traditional holidays.
- You can read more about my holiday issues in this post from last year.
October 23, 2010
10 Things - October 23
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