Just popping in to wish everyone Season’s Greetings. And as it’s Hanukkah as well – Happy Hanukkah.
Thank you for all your comments and insights on the childfree blog this year. We still get hundreds of visitors to it… there are many people who still need to know that there are more childfree people out there – and that it’s quite all right if you don’t have a hankering for children.
I just love Christmas…always have. In years past I used to find that people I met would always tell me Christmas was all about children Which seems to imply if you didn’t have them, if you happened to be childfree you were missing out on all the fun. Not so. I think I have the same excitement as when I was little. Now of course if one does have children they are clearly going to play a big part of Christmas. Since most people have kids they (still) automatically believe everyone has them too and hence the statements.
It can also be rather uncomfortable if you are childfree and have family who covertly or overtly suggest you should have kids – and if you happen to be getting together at this time, which many families do. The good news is you can adeptly side-step any conversations, just change the subject. It works.
Anyway…I love the festive feeling in the air and the way people wish you Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year just because. This year for some reason there have been far fewer people insisting that Christmas is about the kids… (that happened more this year with Halloween I found) personally I have always had a childlike pleasure in waking up on Christmas morning even when I spent the time on my own. I’ve had fun picking out and wrapping gifts for friends and family. With most of my family in England I will miss them, it would have been nice to arrive with gifts for my nieces and nephews, but I plan to make it a good one anyway and enjoy the time relaxing with my husband and friends. I’ve also managed to avoid the mad shopping rush… it’s fun watching then last minute shoppers when you’ve done all yours. I don’t watch T.V these days so I don’t see too many of the ads either.
And of course it’s a great time to look back on the year and forward with hope to the New Year.
How are you spending the Christmas/Holiday season? If you have any tips for other childfree readers get through or enjoy the season, feel free to share them here.
However you happen to spending the Holiday season, Best Wishes and a very safe and Happy New Year.