Good bye, November….
And thankfully this year is almost over. 31 more days left.
As I have gotten some of the Christmas stuff out of storage in the garage, it kind of makes me reflex to Christmas past.
The one with the kids still all home and small. The trying to find something that they like besides all the replacement clothes for gifts. See Christmas in our house was replacement of shoes, and clothes that wore out since Sept. when school started. When you have a large family that is what is in all those boxes you see them show you. Instead of lots of toys and etc.. it is the clothing.
But we did try our best to get something the kids would love. Usually with a $20 per kid allowance, we would try to find what is new and what they like. Near the end as the kids are getting in their teens it was harder, as we couldn’t afford the latest, newest, have to have gift. I think that is when I really started to hate Christmas. When it became so commercialized. Knowing my kids would be going back to school and see their friends with walkmans and later computer games and etc. But I was really blessed as my kids always seem to be excited on Christmas morning.. and never seem to cry about what they didn’t get.
As I look back, I also think forward… to the kids of today. Who have parents who will go to stores and fight with each other for the latest toy, that has run out at some of the stores.
Our day seem to
be a relaxed day. Kids putting their new clothes away, and playing with their
toys.. me, finishing up the dinner for us to eat later. In our house hold that
would be a venison or elk roast instead
of turkey. One such year, there was a
goose that my husband had shot and brought home. It was the most pathetic thing
to see. After you take those feathers off, there isn’t that much left of that
breast. He looked like he came over on the
So let’s hope this month is a better month. Let’s pray there is a lowering of the virus and less people dying. Let’s pray there is more kindness, than we have had for the past couple years, especially this year.