So I can’t help but think that it’s time to start focusing on Christmas. After all, the stores have been telling me it’s time since November 1st. But now that some White stuff has fallen, Starbucks has changed their coffee cups to the Red seasonal ones, and Christmas music now blasts out of the annoyingly loud speakers at the gas stations… I feel that it’s time to embrace the season.
AJ had some (errr) interesting childhood traditions, including leaving a boot out and being told that a flying baby came in through the chimney and left presents for him. And not just any flying baby (or dancing baby)… fucking Baby Jesus! Imagine that?!
I do think he was skeptical about why a baby was allowed out at night by itself, where Santa was, and who was cock-blocking who though. I know I am confused, and I’ve been told these stories numerous times! I just don’t get it. Sure we’re celebrating the birth of Christ, but it doesn’t mean that he has to come flying in through the window. What’s wrong with Santa?! He was getting by just fine! Sure he might have had his fat ass stuck in a chimney or two, but he got there, did the deed. Left the presents, even sometimes got a little jiggy with mommy!
So a flying baby will not be delivering presents to my girls this Christmas, nor will we be going to midnight mass… But, they will hang stockings and Santa will come. Although, I have been using Santa as a parenting tactic for weeks now and I worry that it might be getting old.
The divas are now accustomed to hearing “Santa is watching you”, “I don’t think Santa would be cool with what you’re doing right now”, “Oh don’t you want Santa to bring you any presents this year??? Cuz you’re not acting like it.”
You know it’s desperate times when I’m resorting to Santa tactics.
I wonder what the temperature is like now with the whole Politically Correct Christmas scene. Have we realized that it’s okay to say “MERRY CHRISTMAS” or are we still expected to say “Seasons Greetings”. Are people aware that the reason why they are allowed to be OFF WORK on those days is because it’s CHRISTmas, or do they think that it’s because of some non-denominational holiday thing, which has no direct correlation to any religion or faith?!
I am hoping that people have moved on from being politically correct now. It got a bit out of hand didn’t it?! One of my classic posts “Merry Politically Correct Christmas” outlines just how ridiculous things got.
So, we have a Black President-elect in the U.S, we have embraced a social movement online, have recognized that size 0 is not healthy, that Barbie is disproportionate, and have all become a bit more tolerant of each other… Do you think maybe we can say Merry Christmas now?