Tis the Season

It’s November. So as they say, “Tis the season!” But as I say, “Tis the season for sickness and hibernation!” Today, I’m here to share with you a few stories of what my holiday season looks like.

In my house, the holiday season starts in October. If you go back to my previous posts, you will see that my kids LOVE lawn decorations. So the holiday season is kicked off at the first Halloween decoration sighting. My son believes decorations should be up all year. I foresee giant inflatable bunnies in my yard this Easter.

The second sign that it is the holiday season is the first sign of sickness. I want to start off by saying that my family has been very blessed with good health the majority of this year. I can’t remember the last illness we had in the house. With that said, because of the weather, we all have stuffy noses. That’s it. But it comes every October, without fail. While I am constantly drinking hot tea and popping mints to help with the drainage, by son has fully embraced this Phoebe from FRIENDS style. Remember her “sexy phlegm”? Any FRIENDS fans out there? My son runs around with his “dinosaur phlegm.” So gross. But he is so excited because he sounds more like a dinosaur. So now he runs around the house making even more dinosaur noises. I have to say, it’s pretty impressive the way the roar sounds with that extra rattle in it. The Husband gets irritated and yells “Cough!” every so often to get the kid to clear his throat. It’s not working. I’m just sitting over her drinking my hot tea and laughing.

The third sign of the holiday season (and this is a new one for us) is my daughter collecting and hoarding acorns like a squirrel! I don’t know where this came from. But she LOVES them. She also refers to them as ocarns. It started off with her randomly finding acorns in the yard, picking them up, and walking around with them. Now, she will get as many can fit into her little hands, cries when she drops them, and cries even more if you take them. When I picked her up from my sisters one afternoon, I was informed that my daughter got time out because she crawled underneath the car and wouldn’t come out. Why? Because she had a pile of “ocarns” under there! So now I have started finding random “ocarns” around the house. This morning, I stepped on one in my closet. There’s another sitting by my bed. I’m afraid to move them. What do squirrels do when someone takes their nuts? I don’t know but I don’t want to find out!

So, my friends, tis the season! Grab something hot, drive around to see all the decorations, eat all the Halloween candy, chew on a carrot to balance out the sugar, and get ready for hibernation mode! 2020 is almost to an end and I, for one, can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store!

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