While I technically know that Christmas is just around the corner, I’m trying to ignore that fact until good ole’ Saint Nick makes his appearance at the Macy’s parade at the end of the month. I’ve bought exactly one gift as of this point (and it’s a family gift that we’ll use two full weeks before the official holiday), I refuse to listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving unless we’re under a winter storm warning, and I’ve already decided there will be no Christmas cards this year. Groundhog Day cards, maybe.
So it was a bit of a shock to the system to see this at the Museum of Science and Industry today:
Sure, I knew deep down inside that the gorgeous Countries of the World Christmas trees took time to assemble and decorate, but dang, it was a shock to the system to see it first hand. Like walking in on mommy kissing Santa Claus or something.
Christmas is coming, kids. The museum curator wouldn’t lie.
They have the Christmas things up at Costco. My kids are thrilled. I’m still trying to convince my brain it really is almost time. I kind of appreciate the warning so it doesn’t sneak up on me suddenly and ambush me (which happened the year I was pregnant with my second child and we didn’t celebrate Christmas in our immediate family until February…. The date is arbitrary anyway, right?)
The holidays this year may actually do me in. :p