I am a big holiday hater, so…yeah. Ready to go back to work.
Why I am a holiday hater? Not sure. I have a few hypotheses, though.
It doesn’t help that holidays are supposed to be scheduled happy time. We all know how much I love scheduled anything.
Kids, being kids, love the holidays (*wipes sweat off brow, relieved she didn’t ruin her kids with her anti-holiday juju*) and husband has great holiday spirit. Like a silent Grinch, I step back and let him take the lead in holiday cheer. He loves shopping for presents and decorating the tree with the kids; I hate all of those activities but I will contribute sweat equity by wrapping everything he bought and ensuring that everyone is fed. Repeatedly. Endlessly.
Seriously. The unholy trinity of food shopping, prep, and cleanup are a domestic scourge. Some students asked me a few years ago what my favorite food was. I said “Anything I don’t have to cook.” Seriously. So sick of cooking. Takeout is expensive and somehow always underwhelming. But everyone needs to eat, multiple times a day. Repeatedly. Endlessly.
How’s your Thanksgiving break going, US blogosphere? Otherwise, how’s your weekend?