Sitting on the couch (like a bum) last night, I saw no less than five Christmas commercials in the span of one hour-long show (Chopped!). It’s not even Halloween yet! It’s way too early to start thinking about lay-away and Christmas dinner and gingerbread scented Glade Plug-ins.
Or is it?
The Christmas aisle at Target must have gone to my head because (completely against my will and totally because I’ve been brainwashed) I’ve started prepping for the holidays.
I’ve already started sewing my nieces’ Christmas gifts. I’m making them a ton of felt food that I’m going to put in a little shopping cart. Will they appreciate the hours spent on the couch ripping out stitches and wrestling embroidery floss away from the cat? Probably not. Will I still score cool aunt points? I hope so.
I’ve designed our Christmas cards – and they’d be finished if Vistaprint would get on the ball and have a sale on their oversized postcards. C’mon Vistaprint. I’m waiting.
And yes, that’s Fievel the cat, six feet up last year’s Christmas tree. Sometimes I think there’s no way children will be nearly as destructive as our pets. Of course, whenever I mention this someone always pats me on the arm and says something like “Oh, honey, bless your heart. You just wait.” But really, they don’t know our pets.
Not only do we have our nieces’ gifts started and Christmas cards well on their way, but we’ve had our moms’ Christmas gifts in our closet for months (they read this so I can’t tell you what it is… hi Mommas!), but it’s pretty awesome – at least I think so. Hopefully they will, too.
Oh, and we’ve had our holiday plane tickets to Florida and Indiana bought since August.
I’m telling you guys, the advertising is going to my head. I’ve become an early Christmas Prepper.
Have you started prepping for the holidays? Isn’t it crazy how early holiday stuff comes out? Who’s dressing up for Halloween tomorrow?