Trying to avoid my inner Grinch

So, this season is really not my favorite.

Yes, my birthday is next week. Yes, there is excitement on the kids’ faces and in their hearts. Yes, we have a home and food and clothing. We are fortunate in the extreme, and I am aware of this and grateful for it. I just don’t do holidays well.

I wonder if it’s my distaste for the consumerist culture I live in… Probably this is a factor. I am a contributing part of this culture, so I really shouldn’t bitch, but this is my forum and I’ll bitch if I want to. At any rate, being continually harangued to, “Buy, buy, buy!” really rubs my fur the wrong way.

Now, this is what the holidays should be about:




About elsmama

I am prone to speaking before having engaged my brain. This has caused some strife, and much laughter.
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