Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving?

In our house, we - or at least I - like to celebrate my holidays one at a time. I want to enjoy Valentine's Day all the way up until the 14th of February without starting to see the signs of St. Patrick's Day. Call me a traditionalist. Can you see where this is going?

I've been seeing Christmas decorations in the stores since the last week of August when I was still focused on back to school, forget Halloween, forget Thanksgiving. Being that I live in Chicago, I do understand why people put up their outdoor lights "early" (my opinion, of course), but turning them on is beyond me.

I'm not the only one with this opinion - and I swear I haven't expressed it in front of her at all. Little Miss walked up to me yesterday with a very unhappy look on her face.

Mommy. Why do people have their Christmas lights up already? Don't they know it's not Christmastime yet? I think they forgot to celebrate Thanksgiving!


Yes. That is a pilgrim's bonnet that Little Miss made in school. And yes, she is planning to wear it to my parents' house later today for Thanksgiving dinner.

With that note, a Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with family and friends and lots of turkey!



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8 comments:

Melisa with one S November 25, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

I feel EXACTLY the same way. :)

Mrs4444 November 25, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

What a sweet hat; I love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Michelle :)

Laural Out Loud November 26, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

I had the whole pilgrim outfit in the 3rd grade, and I thought I looked so awesome that I wore it to the family Thanksgiving dinner. I just KNEW that I was the best dressed there and that everyone must be admiring me the whole time, lol.

Michelle November 26, 2010 at 12:36 PM  

Melisa - Of course you do. I never had any doubts ;)

Mrs4444 - Isn't that a fun hat? I'd never seen one like that before. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Laural - Oh I bet you looked great. I love that it was the whole thing and not just the hat. I bet you got some great looks!

Holly W November 27, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to put up the decorations, but this year it's been over a week already...I know,I know...shame on me...

Michelle November 29, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

Holly - It's how we do it at our house, but ... really, it's my daughter who's judging everyone right now, not me ;)

NYCPatty November 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

I'm with you guys...starting tomorrow 12/1 we can talk Christmas!

Michelle December 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Patty - I can do it before December 1, but ... not much before. I do want to savor my seasons one at a time though!

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