I look forward to Christmas. hm… am I getting old?
I used to look forward to Christmas as a kid. Then there was a huge period of time where Christmas was just a commercial hype, stretched from a Christmas Pageant in November and jolly tunes in Americanized department stores for so long leading up to Christmas, it made the experience just a little, teeny bit, painful 😉
When I lived in Europe, and in a society that was much less americana, Christmas came as a real treat. It was a season that some people saw as a religious time – and others to be with family or just get lots of presents!
But now, I am really looking forward to Christmas. Not in the way of the previous 14 years; because of the kids, but because I actually look forward to it for myself! I can’t remember last time I looked forward to an occasion for “me”!
So, the conclusion is evident. I am clearly entering a second childhood..
Today, when I was out walking, a pensioner was walking behind me. I felt “old age creeping up on me”. To think it was actually me, and my reborn passion for Christmas – Wow! (pardon the pun)
It’s clearly an early onset of age. It’s time to welcome the grey hairs and enjoy the pleasures of being a kid again. Here are some of the great things I can enjoy as a child, and an old fart, at the same time:
- With memory loss, I get to hide my own Easter Eggs. No need for anyone else to do that for me!
- I can dress in any way I like, without caring too much what others think of my fashion sense (came to think of it, I don’t have much fashion sense in the first place…)
- I can open my presents at Christmas and throw a tantrum if I don’t like them (rather than being polite after opening presents stuffed with sock & jocks).
- When teenagers call me “random”, I’ll actually know what on earth they mean…
- I can sing along to Kevin Bloody Wilson and not be concerned about non-pc jokes and putting noses out of joint.
- I can spend 14 hours a day on computer games, rather than climb trees (far too dangerous to do real life stuff as a kid).
- I get to wear a hat whilst driving my car in the overtaking lane – doing 60km in a 110 zone – living happily in lala land.
And I can just write totally irrelevant blog posts; just like this one. And if anyone complains in the comment section, I get to call them random 🙂
I’m starting to like this second childhood.
Oh yeah, and Happy Christmas to you and yours!
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