Tim had to work all of thanksgiving weekend (3pm-11pm shifts, brutal) so we are skipping Thanksgiving this year. Looks like the Christmas season starts right after Halloween anyway. We were at the mall and found Santa there (see photo left) in the middle of November!
Morrigan is in pre-k and learned all about Thanksgiving. She informed me that we need to go to the water and find the Indians. Once we locate them, they will shoot a turkey for us with an arrow. Seeing as I don't know any Indians (in the water or not), I don't think we can live up to her Thanksgiving expectations anyway!
So on to Christmas....the kids were thrilled to help decorate the tree. Last year I had a very pretty tree with lots of breakable ornaments. We had to gate it off from the kids and no one went near it. Seemed pretty silly so this year we used all difficult to break "disposable" ornaments. Maggie & Morrigan went wild. The tree is a bit bottom heavy with decorations, an average of 3-4 per branch, but they had fun.
Consumerism has already taken hold of the little ones. Many requests for gifts have already been made. Maggie doesn't quite get it. When I ask her what she wants for Christmas, the answer is "Presents!" I guess that gives me all of leeway. Morrigan is more specific. She told me she wants the Dora doll with the growing hair. When I asked why she would want that since she already has 4 Dora dolls that collect dust, she informed me with authority, "It's on tv!" How can I argue with that logic?