Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dear Retail Giants,

I really do not appreciate you stealing my family's Thanksgiving. We've read books about pilgrims, colored a picture of The Mayflower, and learned that the Native Americans taught the pilgrims to plant corn. Then, as a family, we excitedly anticipated Thanksgiving dinner, and have made grocery lists to get ingredients for our favorite pies. We've planned Thanksgiving Day projects for the children to do, to remind them to Give Thanks for all they have been blessed with.

And then you stole it.

We walked into Target last weekend bombarded with a "Merry Christmas" sign. The aisles of Wal-Mart are smothered with cinnamon-scented pine cones, Christmas movies, and lit-up trees. A full-sized tree is in our shopping mall, and Santa has already made numerous stops.

Did I miss something? My three-year old has been begging Santa for Gordon the train and Spike the walking dinosaur for at least the last month, without any prompting of mine about what he wants for Christmas.

News Flash: It's not yet Christmas. It's not yet Advent. It's not yet Thanksgiving.

Could we PLEASE just celebrate Thanksgiving? Is that too much to ask?


Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving? BAH HUMBAG! Bring on the Christmas!

-guess who!

Mallory said...

You know, I can "out" you at any time, Miss "Anonymous" poster!


Anonymous said...

You’ll be happy to know that I’ve been reading Christmas books to my daughter “Blair” all morning! (Names have been changed to protect my anonymity.)

Mallory said...

Karen, you're out of control!

Anonymous said...

haa, thanks for making me laugh this morning..and i totally agree!