Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Every year, my local homeschool group has a few people who feel compelled to warn the rest of us about the pagan nature of Christmas, and the multitude of plagues coming our way. I have no idea why they feel the need to have this annual rant (maybe they are genuinely concerned for us and not just wanting to squelch our fun) but while my family and I happily decorate the massive Christmas manzanita bush in our living room (we opted to go non-traditional and use what grew in abundance near our home,) we are happy to have so much to celebrate this Christmas. In fact, we're always up for adding to our list of celebrations. This year, I considered taking on Festivus.

Somehow, horribly crazy and dysfunctional people seem a lot funnier on Seinfeld than when they are in my life. Maybe it's one of those things where it's just better to laugh than cry.

While there's nothing like the holidays and family get togethers to inspire an Airing of Grievances, when I mentioned the idea to friends, for some reason, there were no takers. I probably spread the grievance airing enough throughout the year aready, and I'm not really up for Feats of Strength today, but Happy Festivus to all anyway.

How are you celebrating the holidays this year? I hope that your grievances are small, that no blows are raining down on anyone, and that your family is saner than the Costanza's. Happy Holidays!