IÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ve always hated Christmas and not just because I was raised celebrating Chanukah either. I hate how stressed and tense people get during the holidays. I hate the expectations and the ridiculous amount of money you spend. I hate how much energy goes into so little in return.
So assuming Erik is in for it I want to Say No To Christmas this year and only go the holiday parties to spend time with family. I’m a little nervous at how MIL will react to this or how the rest of the family will become frustrated. Maybe they’ll all surprise me and completely understand.
It’s hard to comprehend not sending out 30+ holiday cards nobody cares about or having to hit the mobbed malls last minute to get a gift for someone you forgot about. I won’t have to feel guilty for getting someone a crappy present when they got me something really nice. When the time comes for MIL’s usual visit I’ll be much less anxiety ridden, now that’s a big plus.
I think I’d just rather get the people I really care about gifts when I feel like it instead of doing it all at once.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What do you think?