Friday, December 21, 2012
- The song about the Grinch is really very mean. When you really listen to the words, it's basically all full of very clever insults so I find it amusing that it's become a beloved Christmas song. (example: You're a Foul one, Mr. Grinch. You're a Nasty, Wasty Skunk! Your heart is full of unwashed socks....) I know he's a bad guy, but he turns out nice in the end...does he really deserve all the insults?
- What the heck is Figgy Pudding?!?! (It's from the song We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
- When you start buying gifts in October (like I did this year), you feel a lot more organized, but end up spending a lot more money because you forget what you've already bought until it's time to wrap everything.
- Being "asleep" means something very different to me than it does to the kids. To the kids, it means they want me to pretend to be "asleep" while I actually have to stay extra vigilant in case someone decides to jump on my while my eyes are closed, or get into something they know they shouldn't. To me, it actually means "asleep". (Okay this isn't related to Christmas, but I still find it interesting).
- Some of the ornaments and decorations that seemed so lame when I was a teen-ager are now so special to me.
- How do people get the energy and money to come up with a whole display of lights, going in tune to music on the radio? Especially if it's at their own house and they're doing it for free? Kudos to them because we love Christmas lights!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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Monday, December 10, 2012
- It's a total, 100% lie. We tell our kids to always tell us the truth, but we create these extravagant lies about this mythical creature that brings them toys. Why is that okay, just because we're the adults?
- We tell them they only get toys if they're good. They're on their best behavior throughout December, but what happens on January 1st? They suddenly don't have to behave because there is no elf watching over them? That's crazy, I want them to behave all year, not just at Christmas.
- Santa gets all the credit. I do all the work, the shopping, the wrapping, etc., and they don't feel like they have to really thank me, because they think Santa did everything for them, which also means they don't have to really be grateful, because they think everything is magical.
- Santa didn't even exist until about 100 years ago, when he was created by a department store. People survived without Santa for hundreds of thousands of years and still managed to celebrate Christmas in a festive way.
Monday, December 3, 2012
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