Happy Thanksgiving?

November 25, 2010 by Michelle

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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  • Melisa with one S

    I feel EXACTLY the same way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mrs4444

    What a sweet hat; I love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laural Out Loud

    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

    Melisa – Of course you do. I never had any doubts ๐Ÿ˜‰

    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

    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

    Holly – It's how we do it at our house, but … really, it's my daughter who's judging everyone right now, not me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • NYCPatty

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

  • Michelle

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

  • Trackbacks

  • Trackback from When Is Too Early For Christmas
    Thursday, 6 December, 2012

    […] about everything, don’t I?  I’ve written before about my feelings regarding the ruining of holidays because we can’t simply celebrate them one at a time.  We have a rule in my […]

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