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Enjoy The Moment

Last night was Hallowe’en (actually it was all day, but most people think about it being Hallowe’en when us kids go out trick or treating) and I had a very excellent time in my costume.  My brother Aaron went with me because even if I’m 9 years old, I still need adult supervision for something like trick or treating (Aaron is going to college so he’s a grown-up).

But you know what I noticed that’s kind of strange about Hallowe’en?  Last night when we got back home, the television stations were already playing commercials about Christmas!

I wish grown-ups would just let holidays happen when they happen.  How about letting people just kick back and enjoy the moment (That’s my  mom’s favorite saying:  Kick back and enjoy the moment.) instead of jumping superly fast on the next holiday?  Would it be so bad to just wait a bit?  I mean, Hallowe’en is just one day out of the year and kids and grown-ups should have that one day to have fun with Hallowe’en.

You don’t see any Santa Claus costumes for Hallowe’en do you?  No.  That’s because Santa Claus is a Christmas character, not a Hallowe’en character.  So why do some people think it’s a great idea to start Christmas commercials on Hallowe’en?

And how about Veterans’ Day on November 11?  How come they aren’t making commercials about that so people know November 11 is a day to honor American veterans from all of the wars?   Yes, Christmas is superly important, but so is Veterans’ Day, don’t you think?

Also what about Thanksgiving Day?

I’m just saying that I think it’s important to do things in the right order.  If you celebrate things like Winter Solstice or Hannukah or Christmas or Kwanzaa, that’s all going to happen on the right day in December.  Nobody needs to start jumping ahead of everybody else’s holidays so nobody forgets their holiday because everybody knows your holiday is going to happen on the day it happens.

If you’re going to jump a holiday, why not jump New Year’s Day and start with a brand new resolution you can start right now?  And here’s that resolution:  I promise to kick back and enjoy the moment instead of rushing through everything including holidays.

I’m back next Wednesday with another blog entry.  It’s probably going to be about Veterans Day because next Wednesday is November 8 and that’s just three days before Veterans Day.  See you next week!

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