I know today is only December 1st, but I feel like I am way behind the game in decorating for Christmas. I'll be honest...I'm trying to force myself to be excited about that chore. I love Christmas. I really do. But the thought of dragging everything out is so tiring. And I still have to hold Honey Pie so much when she's awake, that I feel like I have hardly any time to do anything. Maybe it's the idea that I should clean my house before decorating for Christmas. Now I have two major chores, not just one.
But then there's Pumpkin Pie. I'm having a hard time believing that she remembers Christmas from last year, since she was only 18 months old then, but she seems to really know about Christmas. She points it out when we are out and about and begs for Christmas music on the radio. Thankfully we have a lovely lite rock station that plays nothing but Christmas music from Thanksgiving on. We were driving out after dark the other day, and she thought the Christmas lights were "so beautiful!" She shouts "Noah!" every time she sees Santa on TV. And last night we watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the old cartoon one; the best one, in my opinion.) She of course loved it, and kept talking about the "bugs" (aka, the Whos.) I guess this is what being a mom is all about. Doing things for your kids, even when you don't really want to.
I've decided not to put up a tree this year. We live in a very small apartment, and Honey Pie's baby paraphernalia has taken up a lot of space, and a tree would make Pumpkin Pie's play space so much smaller. That's sad to me, but maybe that will make decorating easier. I don't have to put together the tree or string up the lights or unwrap all the ornaments. I have plenty of other decorations that can make our place festive.
Don't worry. I'll do it. Hopefully by the end of the week, so we can enjoy these last three weeks before Christmas.