I wrote most of a post in mid-November about my thoughts and theories concerning Frozen, as only a mom who’s seen it a gazillion times can. However, I just went to tweak that post and it’s gone, all of it. I’m so not going to write it again, but I just want you to know that it contained information regarding Kristoff’s birth (his mom was a prostitute, who was a client of most of the ice guys, and she couldn’t take care of him, and no one knew who the father was, so they all half-assedly pitched in to raise him), as well as my annoyance at Anna and Elsa’s alienish features and their lack of forethought for others. It was a good post.
I was also going to write a post about how we killed October, in a good way. We participated in so many fall-like and Halloween activities and I didn’t feel overwhelmed until the very end (we really should have skipped one of the activities right before Halloween). I’m so happy we had a successful trip to Apple Hill and that we got to wear our costumes a ton, so, yay.
November was somewhat of a shit show, thank you, illness. Although, it really could have been worse, and even being quarantined on Thanksgiving wasn’t that bad. But I almost feel like November gave us the finger, or just reminded us to slow down after our packed October; I guess it just depends on how you look at it.
Now, due to the fact that Thanksgiving was so early, I feel like we’re already halfway through December, although it’s just the beginning. We are all decorated, I’ve wrapped all the presents, have shopped for angel tree kids, we went to the tree lighting, and yet today is only the 5th. But that’s nice, because I feel like we get to spread the holiday out more. There’s a lot planned, but there’s also a lot not planned. Most of our plans revolve around having friends over for hot drinks (of the alcoholic variety, we all have kids) or dinner, making cookies with friends, going to an ornament exchange party, going to two friends’ annual Xmas parties, and the Santa Train. All activities are meaningful, and we’re spending good time with good people. And some of these things are our annual traditions.
We’ve got loads more memories to make this month, and if anything seems to be too much, or too difficult for our family, it’s going to get a no. Sometimes (not always because, well, I’m human) I’m incredibly grateful to be home with the kids and know that we can have a lazy day because we’re doing some kind of activity that evening and I don’t want to completely fill up their tiny brains and hearts.
I hope you guys are only saying yes to what matters to you and your family this season!