Friday, December 8, 2006

What is this all about?

The crazy Christmas season is once again bearing down on us. I have been in denial for a few months about the fact that the shopping will not get done by itself, but I kept holding out hope. Alas, I have to head to the dreaded mall this weekend to buy my family gifts that I really can't afford and that they really don't want.

I'm proposing to my family that we phase out the gift-giving craziness for next year. I would love to use the money we typically spend on tschochke items and use it to rent a cabin on the beach or a place in the mountains. A place where we can just go as a family and laugh, talk, play, just be with each other. That is Christmas.

It might also be fantasy.