I have a rule in our house. I will not start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. It drives me nuts to see Christmas stuff in stores immediately after Halloween. I think that the radio stations that start playing Christmas music the 1st of November are taking it a bit too far. I am adamant about this rule mostly because I don’t want my children to overlook Thanksgiving.
But, I must admit that I broke my rule today. Many of my neighbors went out today to hang their outdoor lights on such a beautiful day. (Personally, I enjoy a chilly day for hanging lights…makes me feel more in the holiday spirit.) On our way home from church today, my husband asked me if I would mind if he bought some things to make our house extra festive this holiday season. Heavens no…be my guest! So, this afternoon, after a quick stop at the park with the kids, we headed off to Michaels and went crazy. I have never seen my husband like this!
I technically wouldn’t have broken the rule if we had simply bought some decorations…but it didn’t stop there. I was so excited about the stuff we bought that I just HAD to get some of it out and up as soon as we got home from dinner. Oops!