QUOTE (Rawr @ 25/12/2012, 12:49 AM)
I totally agree. I was tempted to post on fb tonight, 'yay, tomorrow this will finally all be over'.
The reason I didn't is because it's my man's bday and it'd be rude to him.
The reason I feel that way, is it's one bloody day. All this nonsense has been in our faces since October.
Since october, I've been hearing people say, 'have you started your xmas shopping?' then it was, 'have you got much xmas shopping done?', then, 'have you finished your xmas shopping?' Argh! Is that ALL we're able to talk about for all these months? For one day?
Then, you have all the fighting about who does what and where for months before the event that is ONE DAY.
You have parents who've hyped their kids up on the santa thing, then wonder they won't sleep tonight. Not one parent I know who's whinging about it on the net has turned around and said, 'well, you know what? *I* did that, because I decided it was best.' And that's fine. It's a parent's choice and I respect that. But why be surprised at the extra stress it creates on a night when you have to get SO much done?
And on facebook, everyone's talking about how poor they are now, how they have too much food, not enough food for ONE DAY! How tired they are, how they still have wrapping to do, photos of the kids to do, photos of the tree, parents putting up the tree and hating the mess it makes, then not looking forward to taking the bloody thing down.
You've got people being ungrateful, people taking advantage of the goodwill of others. People getting sh*t presents they hate, bought by someone who probably couldn't afford, then they've given that person a sh*t present they can't afford too, and round and round it goes.
And then everyone is broke, and needs to declutter their houses of all the sh*t they have, which, depending on how motivated people are, may or may not end up in landfill.
I respect that people choose to celebrate xmas. I do. I just don't understand why people will go on and on about all this STRESS of xmas, then in the next breath, ask me why I don't celebrate, or think I'm somehow missing out on all this^^^^
Gosh you poor thing
. Sucks to be you eh?
I have wonderful memories of Christmas growing up and now we're doing the same for our kids. It doesn't have to be stressful although a handful of people do make it that way. Our Christmases are all about food, drink and being with family (with presents on the side
). We don't spend a lot of money on presents but teach the joy of giving to our children. Fancy that mine went to bed on time last night because they couldn't wait for Christmas Day to come. They have just woken up next door giggling to each other as they found their Santa sacks bulging.