Ok, so the title of this post has become my new motto. It’s what I’m saying to myself to rationalize why it might be ok for me to put up just a few* Christmas decorations around the house….today.
I love everything about Christmas: the music, the decorations, the movies, the goodies, etc.
And here’s a true confession. I was in a store on Halloween (still technically October!), when I saw the workers taking the Halloween candy off the shelves with one hand and putting up the Christmas candy with the other. Just then, I heard the distinct sound of Christmas music playing overhead.
I know I should have been appalled by this, and I should have engaged in the obligatory complaining to a friend (“It’s too early for this! It’s October!”).
But instead, I smiled to myself. Inside, I was cheering, “Hooray! It’s almost Christmas!”
Earlier this week I visited a friend (another military spouse), and I saw her Christmas tree completely decorated and lit in her living room. I complimented her on her tree, and she quickly explained that they would be out of town visiting family for a few weeks and they wanted to enjoy the Christmas tree while they could, since they were going through the trouble of putting it up for their kids.
I wanted to say, “It’s ok. You don’t need to explain. I love Christmas, too.”
Husband is not as crazy about the Christmas hoopla. Sure, he likes the holiday, and he’s definitely no Scrooge, but he thinks that Christmas decor and music should wait until at least after Thanksgiving. Like most (normal) people.
He doesn’t quite understand why I get downright giddy when regular radio stations morph into the “all Christmas, all the time” stations.
And he probably wouldn’t quite get why I feel the need to put up a few Christmas decorations...now.
Thankfully, I’ve checked with the Commander of the House (that’s me) and also the Chief of Home Decor (also me), and we all agree that it’s ok to start putting up Christmas decorations.
Since we won’t be here for Thanksgiving, we can skip any Thanksgiving decorations we might have** and dive right into Christmas. Plus, putting them up now will save time later when we get back after Thanksgiving.
Or, I just love Christmas.
*This might or might not equate to all the Christmas decorations that we currently own. **I don’t think we have any Thanksgiving decorations.