Monday, December 10, 2012

I may be the Grinch

I think my heart is three sizes too small,
as I don't really enjoy Christmas at all.
Between the over decorating and holiday cheer,
The excessive Christmas music, I wish it wasn't here


I hate the fake happiness

and the stores that are all a-mess.


The worst part's the parents

who lecture their kids
they claim "be kind" "be giving"
but then they flip their lids.

Okay, my poem's done. But seriously, maybe there's something wrong with me, but I don't enjoy this time of year. I'm really trying this year, for Fynn's sake. I want her to enjoy the magic of this time of year, but it's so hard for me. 

I guess it starts because the holiday decorating starts the day after Halloween. The whole obsession is what gets to me. It seems like every year we start earlier and earlier. The decorations and the Christmas music, the mad dash to the store... I just feel like it becomes all about gifts and greed rather then anything meaningful.

I want to get back to the joy I had as a child. I looked forward to Christmas. I got excited about the magic and the joy. And it wasn't just about the gifts. My strongest Christmas memories are all about decorating the tree, listening to the music with my family and being together with my mom's (extensive) extended family on Christmas Eve. I want that for Fynn. I want to be excited and full of joy for this time of year.

So I guess I have to fix myself first.

2 comments:

  1. I hear you! I am so anti Christmas presents. Christmas is all about the memories, the gingerbread house and cookie decorating. Watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate. I'm tired of Christmas being about adults getting presents. Can't we get back to the kids and the family memories?
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  2. Amen!! And Amen! My Little Mister will soon be 3 and this year he is loving the lights and decorations! I am feeding off his excitement!

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