Is an event I created on facebook recently. I naturally came on the computer to do something a tad more productive than this but there you are. Instead I faffed around creating an event that has no real purpose other than to satisfy my longing for some normality in the month of October.
To be transported back to an age where grown women acted as such and Xmas wasn't even up for discussion. Asides from my natural repulsion of the Xmas countdowns, which start in August, (of which regular readers of my blog will have heard my ranting on this one every year) I came across a banner which made me groan out loud.
I love the month of October. It's Autumn, the leaves are a glorious colour, I can wear one of my many poncho's that I have an unhealthy addiction to, the baking, the casseroles and the fact its NOT bloody Christmas yet. By the way, December is a shit month weather wise. It rarely snows, its not crisp and cold but dark and drizzly. Why get excited about that?
|When a sleigh and reindeer just won't do anymore - although one of my readers says this happened in the 70s at school!|
Then shortly after this I went home and WHAM on my facebook news feed there was Christmas event after event that various were attending. Some were attending them ALL. I mean seriously how much pressure to you want to put on yourself for this most
wonderful commercial time of the year?! Do we have to be all singing Christmas Dancing Bears. Who turn up with anything that has the word Christmas slapped on it.
I truly believe that the children of these Christmas Dancing Bears (as I'm now going to call them) will grow up thinking sod all that shit my mum used to do. It was way too much and by the time Xmas arrived I was sick to the back teeth of it. I'm going to put my tree up two weeks before Christmas and take the kids to see Father Christmas at the school Christmas Fair. There's going to be an awful lot of pressure on these kids to create the type of Xmas (hysterical and excessive) for their children.
|Elf Home Visits anyone?!|
|Blow this mother up!|
More recently than the 'tradition' of 2005 is the Christmas Eve stocking? Say what? Yes, people born in the 60s 70s this is the latest purse emptier. Not content with having presents on Christmas Day - you know that thing people have been banging on about since August - now the spoilt brats can expect presents on Christmas Eve in the form of a Christmas Eve stocking. If they weren't whipped up in a frenzy by now they've just about exploded. As far as I can tell, the kids get new PJ's (some present), a book about Christmas and more stuff they don't need. What next? A November pre December stocking? And I'm that mad one?
|An extra special treat? Really? Pic ebay|
|Where a plate out of your cupboard isn't enough. Pic ebay|
|In the event of a nuclear attack don't forget your Xmas plate, Elf on a shelf and Xmas Eve stockings|
|I actually found a Christmas Dancing Bear - pic google. I rest my case.|
In other news, I have more news than going off into one but I feel soooo much better for it. I had a grand morning out in London the other day and have news on the lack of sugar front.
Be back very soon!!