I may have vented a little bit about how much earlier the Christmas season seems to be starting lately. Honestly . . . I thought my husband was lying when he said that 99.7 was already doing their 24 hours a day Christmas Music thing. He wasn't. The kids and I listened to Harry Connick Jr. singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the way home from Nana's tonight - I figured it would quiet them down. It did.
Growing up an Errico, I have always been a pretty big believer in the "Christmas DOESN'T start until AFTER Santa shows up in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" and now that I'm a Krajci, I also believe that it requires a viewing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation after dinner on Thanksgiving to really get going.
So, needless to say, when a small group of my preschoolers started singing Jingle Bells this afternoon I kind of cringed. Then I gasped and said, "Noooo ~ it's not time to sing Jingle Bells, yet!!!" Of course, preschoolers find this reaction hysterical and a cue to sing louder and get the rest of the preschoolers involved. :) If you ask them, their teacher is a riot.
I will say one thing, though. The appearance of the Christmas Carols this early and the energy that the kids had today made me VERY happy that we only have 5 days of school (because we are Tuesday/Thursday only) in December!!! These kids are so excited ALREADY!!! You would think that they are going to get a bunch of presents or something! hehehe (FYI . . . it isn't too early for ME to start counting the days until Christmas Vacation . . . if they can start Christmas Carols, I can start counting down!)
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