So I guess by now you know I can be cranky from time to time on this blog. I am sorry but I feel like I poses an equal balance of crankiness and sensitivity with a pinch of sarcasm. Okay maybe not a pinch.
With that being said, I come to you today with a rant. I know everyone is getting ramped up for the holidays and can't wait to show their Christmas cheer. But put away the Christmas trees and for goodness sakes take down the lights. I know Grinch huh? Well I am sorry with the mall starting Christmas before Halloween someone has to take stand. Don't get me wrong I like to start singing the barking dogs rendition of jingles bells as soon as I can. But not before Thanksgiving.
Putting up Christmas trees and lights before Thanksgiving cheapens Thanksgiving. A holiday that has a lot going for it in many ways. For those who forgot about Thanksgiving please review this link. Aside from the mashed potatoes and Nicole's amazing green bean casserole there is deeper meaning for Thanksgiving. It is one of those moments throughout the year where you can just sit with family and realize that this is what being an American is all about. Sharing moments with family and friends and knowing that nobody can take those away. If you ask me Thanksgiving may be more important right now than Christmas. With everything that has happen this year all we have is each other and the bonds we share.
So if you have put up lights already just don't light them yet. There will be plenty of time to enjoy them. This week its about the turkey and ooey gooey pumpkin butter cake. Its about Mom's burnt dinner rolls and stories you have heard a million times. Its about having so many things to be thankful for, and so many reasons to enjoy them.