Friday, November 16, 2012

Breakin' my Rule

I have a quirk when it comes to the year-end holidays. Perhaps I'm getting crusty and irritable in my old age, but I think a little Thanksgiving is just what the doctor ordered for many of us.  Thanksgiving has quickly disappeared in the mad consumer-driven rush to sell, I mean celebrate, Christmas.  My preschooler keeps asking me if it's Christmas yet when we enter a store filled with decorations and  music.  Not a turkey, pilgrim, or cornucopia in sight!  I'm fairly stubborn, so my family knows that the Christmas season starts AFTER Thanksgiving in our house.  We are going to wait and embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving first.

Well...sigh.  We've talked about taking Ian here



to see this

Photo from Up Chicago.com


and this

Photo from The Cardinal


and this.

Photo from Lifeway.net

So I'm breaking my own rule.  We will still be striving to instill thoughts of gratitude at this time of year.  But tomorrow we'll be joining the throngs of other parents lining Michigan Avenue to see the parade and light the tree, just a little early this year.  NO TREES in the house until next Thursday! 

Have a great weekend.


6 comments:

  1. Hurrah! :D
    It's amazing how the kids change things. Enjoy, Mr. Ian!!

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    1. We will--too bad you're not here to come along!

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  2. :) you are a beautiful parent. he will have an incredible experience, 3 year olds LOVE parades. but he will BE incredible because he is growing up with parents that will teach and model what is of true importance. yup, that's something he will be thankful for.

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement! :)

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  3. Funny! I was talking to my children just today about how the world has skipped from Halloween right to Christmas!! Is that crazy or what? What is that all about? I don't remember it being like this other years. Enjoy!

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    1. It's changing more each year, it seems. Definitely have to create traditions in our home outside of popular culture!

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