This week I finished reading Charlotte’s Web out loud to the kids again. After I read the final line I said “The End” and Sarah shouted “All done, Pig!” like she had nothing but love for Wilbur but she was glad to hear that she was now free to turn her focus elsewhere.
At the risk of sounding like Scrooge, I have to admit that I’m feeling a little all-done-pig about seasonal decorating this year. I love Christmas and celebrating the birth of Jesus, but y’all I am just not feeling the bedazzling right now. I put up our little Jesse Tree so we could do our Advent devotions (you can read more about what we do for that here) and I decorated the mantel with our stockings, garland, lights, ribbon, and my perennial favorite beaded pears, but the thought of getting an actual Christmas tree does not appeal to me at the moment. I know the kids would love it and so forth, but we’ll be out of town for Christmas and it’s so prickly to string the lights and so time consuming to decorate and undecorate when I know there will be a nice tree waiting for us in Virginia…Would it be more acceptable to forgo a Christmas tree if I cloaked my reluctance in deep and admirable phrases like “right now I’m really craving simplicity” or “we’re really working to foster contentment this Christmas” rather than looking listlessly into the big red plastic ornament bins and mumbling “all done, pig”?
Yeah, you’re right, I probably just need to put on my team jersey and get a tree already instead of going hog wild with my complaints. 🙂
Photo note: The pig picture came from Flickr and the picture of the mantel is my house.
Topical note: I like Christmas, and I appreciate the reason for the season, so please don’t misconstrue my curmudgeonliness and use of Sarah’s catch phrase as indicative of any lack of reverence!