We’re tired. The calendar seems to have more holidays in it each year.
Another month is grinding past with more events and potential obligations to fulfill. Somebody is going to be disappointed, maybe even a lot of somebodies.
- If they’re waiting for cards and letters from us, prepare to be disappointed.
- If they’re expecting extravagant gifts, prepare to be disappointed.
- If they’re anticipating thoughtful hand made items, prepare to be disappointed.
We had a family discussion at Thanksgiving about how much to decorate the house and where to set up the fake, pre-lit tree. We decided not to bother with it at the time. That changed when I purchased a window poster of a Christmas tree on Amazon.
My daughter was upset that I would attempt to hang a plastic poster in a window instead of rearranging the living room furniture and moving the indoor rabbit cage to create a space for the tree. She recruited her brother and they accomplished it all on a recent Saturday.
The fake tree is up. A few other decorations are out. The rabbit cage is at my elbow next to the computer desk.
My new poster went to my day job office window for appreciation.
The holiday season: can’t get enough of it, or can’t wait for it all to be over already? Has your attitude toward the end-of-year holidays changed over the years?