When I was a child, I absolutely adored holidays…Christmas was my number one for excitement and hope. Excited over seeing extended family and hope that this year I would finally get the pony I asked for every year.
Easter was a mixed bag…dressing up in fancy dresses and having to wear gloves and a stupid hat to multiple church services just did nothing for my self-confidence but the candy almost made up for it all.
Halloween was a blast…who didn’t like dressing up and going door to door for sugar?
Independence day with all the barbeques and fireworks, maybe a parade………..wonderful.
Now though……………now, I would do away with all of em. Just forget every holiday entirely.
ALL OF THEM are now just a reason to sell (or buy) stuff. And it is usually stuff we don’t need.
Another phone? a pair of shoes? How about that 20 pound box of chocolates? How do any of them show gratitude for the reason for the holiday?
Fake Santas on every corner ringing bells and asking for coin………
Parents fighting over that last “got to have it this year” toy or electronic doodad
I saw one “mom” grab another and slap her to get a toy for the sobbing child standing next to her. People standing around staring or just walking by as if it didn’t concern them. (Yes, I got in the middle of it and told them to act like adults or go to jail). Gave the kid a sucker too. poor thing.
As I drove George to rehab this morning, I saw a line snaking around a closed store waiting for it to open up………..and knew they were waiting for some electronic nonsense that would be outdated in February.
I am beginning to hate the sound of Christmas carols. They inevitably start to play sometime around Halloween and don’t stop until Christmas day…..
I am starting to despise the sight of Christmas decorations. Every year they show up earlier and earlier. Craft stores start putting out trees, wreathes and decorations in July now. NO ONE wants to think about buying winter stuff in 101 degree heat.
Heck, the only thing I actually LIKE about any holiday anymore is sitting on that Fake Santa’s lap just to embarrass the hell out of him and everyone around him.
I am pretty sure I need a holiday from Holidays…….