Is “Christmassy” even a word?
Yesterday, as we got into the car to take T to her gymnastics class, Christmas songs filled the air. I looked at my husband, and he said “Don’t look at me. Blame her!” pointing at T who was busy mucking about with her friend in the car.” Apparently, the-not-so-little-one has managed to find the Christmas CD which was part of her Now That’s What I call Disney CD which I thought I had hidden away.
Off we went as the song “Jingle Bells” blasted through the car, with me gritting my teeth, thank goodness, her new gym club isn’t that far from where we live. I don’t think I’d survive the car ride if it were longer that 20 mins without turning into the Grinch.
I’m not just feeling the Christmas vibe just yet, which is a bit unusual, because I’m someone who loves and embraces everything about Christmas. My husband recently brought all our decors from the shed because the boxes were being nibbled by mice. If I were my “normal” self, I’d take this as a signal that it was okay to start decking the house with Christmas garlands with the husband protesting in the background and reminding me that “We agreed the first of December, remember?!” And of course, I’d completely ignore him.
Nope, not feeling Christmassy yet. In spite the Christmas adverts being shown on TV. I finally saw the controversial John Lewis Christmas ad and found it really cute. It didn’t upset or annoy me at all. But I did understand why some parents might be bothered about it. If T asked me, I’d say. “The trampoline was from Santa, but he didn’t have time to set-it-up so he asked the Dad to do it for him. After all, he still has loads of presents to deliver all over the world right?” And she would believe me.
My mum sent me a photo of her beautiful Christmas tree. Again, normally I’d feel really envious but I just admired it from afar and didn’t have the urge to go and pester my husband to get one before the agreed dates.
We’ve decided that it’s okay to decorate the house in the first of December. We also have this Christmas tradition every year, where we go to a Christmas tree farm and choose a special tree. But this happens usually on the second week of December.
What about you?
When do you start decorating your house and putting up your tree?