Friday, November 11, 2011

'Tis The Season To Fast Forward

I came to a very sad yet honest conclusion this week.

I'm really not a fan of the "holiday" season.

Yeah, yeah, I know. What kind of horrible monster am I?

My only comfort is that my little sister feels the same way.

(Does that make her a monster as well?)

An actual conversation that occurred yesterday:

Me: I'm so not looking forward to the holidays.
Kristina: I hate the holidays. They're so annoying.
Me: I agree. I wish we could just fast forward through them.
Kristina: Totally.

Holidays are stressful. SUPER STRESSFUL. There is nothing, and I mean, NOTHING not stressful about the holidays. First and foremost the holidays cost money - lot's of money - to buy gifts. The shopping, the hustle and bustle, the sales, the paying full price, the getting gift receipts. The pressure of it all drains me of any and all enjoyment for this time of year.

The running around, the wrapping, the lugging of the bins that hold all of the Christmas decorations, the cleaning involved to display the Christmas decorations, the putting the Christmas decorations back into the bins and lugging them down into the basement. The shooing of the cats away from the Christmas tree. The traveling, the spending enough time with family members so they aren't disappointed yet somehow it's never enough and they are disappointed ANYWAY despite your best efforts.

The food, the food, the food. Ugh.

I'm so over the holidays.

I've decided that I'm going to have an un-holiday holiday season. I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to go about this un-holidayness, but I'm sure I will figure out something creative. I have to imagine that I'm not the only person out there (anyone? anyone?) that isn't all super sugary excited about weeks to come.

So come on, admit it. Who else isn't jazzed about the holidays?????


  1. yup...uh huh...until you have babies... :) You know you love me!!!

  2. Babies? I don't think so. Another puppy is more likely :)

  3. Hosting Thanksgiving for 40. Enough said.

  4. I like the holidays and maybe because I don't have a big family but spending time with one is something I have always dreamed of. My parents live in Kansas and I only get to see them once a year. I'm typically an orphan at xmas while everyone else is celebrating and I want nothing more than a family dying to have my presence at their dinners. :) Hopefully I'll be starting my own soon...

    Also, about the gifts, do you have to buy them? Why don't you put the word out you are not going to give anything out this year (won't that alleviate the stress)? If they are going to get disappointed anyway, might as well go all the way. :)