Momma, is it December?
This is the question on my six year olds mind as we walk into WalMart. I grinned, and softly said, “No honey, it’s not December yet.”
“Then why does everyone have Christmas stuff for sale? Where is the Thanksgiving stuff?”
I have to laugh. I can always count on one of my children to ask the questions that are on my mind, even when I won’t ask them out loud. I can remember three years ago when I went out hunting for a turkey platter. I went to SEVEN stores and could not find one. It was two weeks before Thanksgiving. Nobody seemed to have anything related to Thanksgiving out for sale.
I found one store, just last week, that had goblins on one end of an aisle and snowmen on the other end. Where were the turkeys? the cornucopias? the corn? ANYTHING!
I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to think about Christmas. I’m not even ready for Thanksgiving, and it coming early this year is definitely causing some stress over here. I need time, between holidays, to recoup and prepare. I think this year I’ll skip New Year’s and Saint Patrick’s Day so I can focus on Valentine’s Day and Easter.