It’s November 1st! This meme cracks me up but is SO true for me and my family…
We are officially in the Christmas season at the Brown house! Christmas is our favorite and has been as long as I can remember. We decorate big and do it as soon as we can HA! My girls and I have a tradition of putting up all the decorations about the second week of November when our boys go hunting. It is our favorite weekend of the whole year 🙂 and I love that. But let’s chat for sec, ok?
I have noticed a trend that has gotten worse and worse over the years – everyone is pissed about something. Everyone has a problem with something. And they want to tell you all about it. I get it – we are all entitled to our own opinions and feelings toward certain things – by all means we should. BUT I have a problem when we feel entitled to tell anyone that does not do the same as us that they are WRONG or bash them on social media. NOW I am NOT trying to get in a political debate here – not the point. I am talking about the VERY SERIOUS debate of RESPECTING THE TURKEY. I am obviously being overdramatic, but for the love of God, and judging from what I know is to come on Instagram, this is quite the argument. It is the same with the “GOD FORBID we enjoy pumpkin spice lattes before it is actually Fall” (insert eyeroll emoji, hey wordpress, I need emojis!). I am always blown away every year at how PASSIONATE peeps are about this. I understand that I just might not get it – and obviously disagree, but is there really a need for so much drama with this? Here is the problem – it does NO good. Does anyone actually think that any minds will be changed from their IG post about this? Does it even matter? I mean, come on – how is it hurting anyone when someone puts up their Christmas tree November 1st? It doesn’t. Are you really that bothered to hear Christmas music before Thanksgiving? Is that affecting you in any way? NOPE. And I could care less if you wait to put yours up – does not affect me at all. So why the animosity? Why am I even writing a blog post about it? Because in the end, it is more drama, judging, and annoying-ness on social media that just makes women feel judged. I would come from both sides on this – but I honestly have never met anyone that judged another mama by NOT putting their decor up or not listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving…probably because they are already full of yuletide cheer HA! Also – has anyone ever thought that maybe for some people Thanksgiving and Christmas go hand in hand? Like I cannot remember a Thanksgiving without the trees up! Or we are literally chomping at the bit to listen to the music and watch the Christmas movies – so we start as soon as we can! I can respect a turkey (what the hell does that even mean?!) and enjoy my twinkling Christmas lights at the same time. I get it if you don’t feel the same – I never claimed to not be over the top – but I just ask that you don’t passive aggressively post a meme on IG telling me how wrong I am – ok? I love that you have your traditions- I really do. That is really awesome that y’all make Christmas go up after Thanksgiving – your family will always remember that – do your thing sister :).
Whew. That felt good. Really hope I don’t lose friends LOL. Ok – I need to get back to jamming to Christmas music and perusing Amazon for more decor 😉