I have always been one of those people who gets utterly disgusted when I go to the grocery store to buy Halloween candy at the end of October, and my ears get blasted with holiday music and Christmas decor.
I love the three-and-a-half-month-long holiday season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, followed up by Christmas and finally New Years, I enjoy savoring each and every one of them individually.
But this year, I’m making an exception, and breaking my one-holiday-at-a-time rule.
You see, I’m due the second week in January, and ever since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve been mentally preparing by telling myself that I have to make it through Christmas. Right after Christmas, I get to hold my new baby. Motivational thinking at it’s best, right?
Anyway, I have seven weeks left, and that means I’m getting to that uncomfortable and anxious stage in the pregnancy game. I’ve decided I’m going to start celebrating Christmas early this year, in hopes that it will trick my mind into thinking that my due date is really closer than it is. Brilliant, right?
So, I think this week I might bust out the Christmas decor, dig out my favorite Christmas music CDs, and maybe even start thinking about doing some shopping.
Heck, my holiday Etsy shop is already in full Christmas swing (also, it’s not what you think), so I know I’m not the only one thinking about Christmas already.
So that’s the deal. I’m decking the halls before I’m stuffing the turkey. Don’t hate on me, I’ll be back to my normal self next year.