Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Today marks the first day we can officially start singing Christmas Carols in our house.
We put away all the Christmas CD's and DVD's just after New Year and tell the kids we're not allowed to play them after January 6th.
We, meaning Rich, came up with "The Christmas Carol Police" -- they will come and give you a fine if they hear you singing Christmas Carols or watching Christmas TV shows after Jan 6th and before Thanksgiving.
Believe me, it's necessary. I can't tell you the number of times I've had to watch Mickey's Once (or Twice) Upon a Christmas -- and the number of times I've had to say "No, it's July." And, "No, we're not listening to Jingle Bells today, it's Easter."
Yesterday, the boys were all excited because today we could start listening to Christmas Carols -- which we did at 8:00 this morning -- and start watching Christmas TV shows and movies (they're watching Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas now).
I admit, "The Christmas Carol Police" is a convenient lie. But it works. It's going to be a long 4 weeks until Christmas!
So I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm counting my blessings today, and believe me I have many!