I have always been the person who does not want to do anything with Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I have a birthday around Thanksgiving and so does Nate, so I usually want to focus on that. And I love Thanksgiving. It’s such a warm, cozy feeling holiday. So, I try to give it it’s place and keep it it’s own thing as much as possible.
This year though. I don’t know what it is, but I’m really trying hard to not jump right into Christmas. I’m just so holiday giddy this year it’s crazy. I’m not taking out my decorations yet, as tempting as that is. I’m resisting my Christmas music but I might stream a little soon. I am now the proud owner of three pairs of Christmas leggings, two of which I’ve already worn. I have the most epic holiday sweatshirt that I intend to get as many wears out of as possible because it’s Santa riding a freaking Unicorn. And as I mentioned in my holiday movie post, I have already seen one Christmas movie. I even have a couple of Christmas presents bought already. WHO AM I??
But as much as I’m getting a little Christmas antsy, I am trying to really focus on Thanksgiving. We’re hosting my in-laws again this year. I can’t wait to decorate my table. I have a fun idea to make place-mats with Ollie, we’ll do hand print turkeys. I have a few other crafts saved that I just might do with him as well. Tonight we’re buying our turkey and other fixings. I think I might see if I can get Ollie to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with me as well. It’s one of my favorite specials, I love their popcorn feast! On Thanksgiving Day, my sister-in-law and I will kick off the day with a 5k. Then I’ll be baking apple pie with my mom while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. And then later in the day we’ll enjoy a feast.
But I tell you, once that last Thanksgiving meal dish is cleaned and put away – Christmas is in FULL FORCE. I’m ready. Bring it on.
Are you already in a holiday mood?