Sunday, November 11, 2007

i'm succumbing to the pressure!

Okay, okay, okay. I'm almost there. I now want to put up the Christmas decorations. I want to listen to my Diana Krall, Charlie Brown Peanuts and The Carpenters' Christmas CDs.

Last night, I started my wish list. You know, the list you put together methodically, and in a certain order so that your husband and family members know exactly what you want. You know, the one that isn't looked at when they finally go shopping on the 23rd so you end up with the Romancing the Stone DVD (yes, that was one of my gifts last year, along with Jewel of the Nile!).

I'm even contemplating putting Christmas plates in my china cabinet this year AND wrapping any thing that is hanging on the wall - is that dorky? I've seen it in model homes and thought it was adorable.

My problem is that I have my son's birthday on the 29th. My husband and I agreed when he was born that we would not do anything Christmas related until after his birthday - we don't want him to feel like he's getting gypped out of his special day. Soooooooo, it is what it is. But, as soon as his birthday party is over, I'm going to haul the boxes out of the attic. Clark Griswold, I'm going to give you a run for your money this year!


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~**Dawn**~ said...

No Christmas yet!! LOL! I like my pumpkins to stay up through Thanksgiving!

Keri said...

What if you ask your little one about putting up decorations before his b-day. Maybe he would like it. Maybe you could decorate a small tree with birthday theme stuff. It would be his special birthday tree.... I wouldn't feel that decorations took away from my b-day. they are two seperate events. I guess maybe it would be different if i were a christmas baby. or worse yet... day after christmas baby.

Smitty76 said...

I just watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation yesterday!!! LOL

Smitty76 said...

Oh birthday is not till December 12th so I remember how excited I would get (as a child) when the Christmas decorations went up...thinking "now my birthday is right around the corner!".
I like Keri's idea of a birthday theme tree! I bet you could make it really cute!

Cecily R said...

Since we moved this year I am super excited for decorations, but I am exercising some restraint and waiting until the day after Thanksgiving.

But honestly, I am so wishing I could just put them up today!

I think you and your hubby are good parents to wait, but I also like Keri's ideas. He might just love it!!!