Tuesday, January 11, 2011
THE HOLIDAYS GO TOO FAST
The tree is still up. I didn't take down the decorations yet. I know that it's past Jan 6th, but I'm not ready to let go of the holiday season. I was actually going to take them down today, but the kids begged me not to. I decided to give it one more week, because to tell you the truth, I hate taking down the decorations.
When I was little, we would decorate on Thanksgiving Friday, and my mom seemed to play Christmas music daily. We watched Christmas movies. There was always a Christmas atmosphere at home, and that lasted for more than a month. That's what I remember, anyway. By the time that we took down the decorations, it was Jan 6, and we were satisfied.
Now, I feel that this year the holiday season went too fast. I don't know where it went. One day it was Thanksgiving, and then time seemed to speed up. I don't even remember playing Christmas CD's. I must have, right? We watched at least one Christmas movie, didn't we? With all the "hustle and bustle", I seemed to have lost a month...somewhere.
So, here I am, hanging on to the Christmas tree and not wanting to let it go. Sure, it's partly because it is a pain in the butt to get back in the box (artificial), and it's also annoying to put everything else in it's particular box, then shove it back into storage, but I will also miss the season that seemed to go away too fast.