I can’t believe Thanksgiving is only FIFTEEN days away! It’s crazy!! I feel as though the days after Halloween are always a blur….time just seems to go by so fast! It will be a new year before we all know it. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my most favorite holidays, especially, Thanksgiving!
So, we have a rule in our house. Well, my husband and I have decided that we will not put up our Christmas tree or do any Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving. It’s important for us to show our son and hopefully his future sibling about the importance of family and Thanksgiving. I honestly think that Thanksgiving is being brushed over and Christmas has taken over the Fall and Winter holidays! For instance, we stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things for my little sister’s baby shower and I would say half of the store was dedicated to Christmas decor!
Here’s a look at just one of the aisles!
Dylan would love for us to put up the tree and he has asked us to and we have told him we will wait until after Thanksgiving. He hasn’t complained or whined about not putting it up now. I think every opportunity that we have as parents to teach or show values that are important to us, we should take it. Thanksgiving is an important holiday to us so we are trying to show him why. He can make the decision to carry on our tradition when he’s an adult. Until then, we have a responsibility here! Thanksgiving, it’s more than just eating turkey and all of the fixings. It’s about family, love, memories, and being grateful for all the things that we do have. Of course, we want to make him happy and have him enjoy Christmas as long as he can and he will, after Thanksgiving :).
I love Christmas just like everyone else but there is just something significant about Thanksgiving. There’s no stress of making sure you’re gift giving list is complete…just enjoying a meal together with family! What are your thoughts?