Monday, November 28, 2011
I really dislike when stores sell Christmas and Hanukkah merchandise before Halloween, but I guess that's the reality of retail. It's hard for me to feel festive when I'm bombarded way before December. Now that Thanksgiving is over, there's no avoiding it, especially at home.
It would be an understatement to say Kellan is excited about Christmas. His enthusiasm is about as big as it gets for a four year old. He begged for a tree ornament we saw at the grocery store so he could have Christmas tree in his room. Over the weekend, he "decorated for Christmas" by taping toys on the edge of our kitchen island. This kid is full of holiday cheer.
Kellan's enthusiasm is making me get into the holiday spirit, despite my aversion to commercializing the holidays. It also gives me the opportunity to talk about Christmas being about more than just presents. That's definitely the fun part, but not the only part that makes it special.
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