With Apologies To My Future Daughters-In-Law And Grandchildren

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the pomp and circumstance that comes with holidays. I have never much enjoyed decorating for holidays–I even wrote my fourth post on Suburban Scrawl EVER, about it–because it makes my house seem too cluttered. (I have enough problems being okay with our everyday clutter!) I don’t like holiday stress. I adore my family, but I don’t like the pressures of family togetherness and making “picture-perfect” memories just because it’s a certain day. With the exception of birthdays, which we love around here, I’d rather enjoy fun times being together on any old, “normal” day.

Yes, I *do* realize this is weird.

I am married to a wonderful man who happens to feel the same way, which is a blessing and a curse, as it turns out. Our poor kids never had a chance.

Yesterday I called D at college, to check in. We didn’t hear from him all weekend, and I figured that there were tons of activities (parties) in honor of Halloween. I imagined that D was busy (at parties) all weekend.

I was wrong.

“Nope,” he said, “I didn’t have a costume so I didn’t go to any parties.”

I was shocked. “Come on, you’re creative…you could have come up with something!”

“Nah,” he replied, “I’m just not that into it.”



  • Michelle

    *snort* I love it. But hey, this comes from someone who already has all her Halloween decorations put away for next year. As of last night at 8pm. Granted, it was all of four little house things but still….

  • Tara R.

    I love that “it’s a blessing… it’s a curse.”

    I was patiently waiting until my kids got old enough so that I didn’t have to decorate for holidays either. I’m like you, my house is already cluttered enough. Now, the hubs is a different story. I will have to bring out the Christmas stuff for him.

  • Grandma W

    Well you weren’t brought up that way. Maybe I did to much I don’t know. But I do like to see decorations not as much as when you were little, but I like to make it a little decorated for the holidays even now, that you guys are out of the house.

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    Hey – right there with ya! It didn’t even occur to me that there’d be parties on Saturday night until my kids were in bed and I heard the drunk neighbors leaving at 9 p.m. Eh…I was happy enough to be watching crap TV on Netflix under a warm blankie!