Christmas When You're Not a Kid

I'd consider myself a big kid, especially when it comes to holidays and holiday rituals. Christmas tree decorating, pumpkin carving, Easter egg dying, I love that stuff. Being 25 years old, it's been a long time since I've had a real "kid's Christmas." But I love the season nonetheless.

This has been probably the most unideal holiday season of my life. Having to attend a funeral on Christmas Eve-eve among other things definitely has made it a challenge to keep up the positive composure that I'm accustom to having.  But I have to realize that as an adult, life doesn't always go according to plan, and I'll never have another "kid's Christmas" again, but that doesn't mean Christmas can't still be great. As life changes, our expectations need to change, and that doesn't mean lowering them, but rather, re-imagining them.

This has been both one of the best and worst years, and I'm excited for what 2012 has in store.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, my lovely blog followers. :-D


  1. That's rough, I am sorry to hear that. =(

    In general, Christmas is not nearly as fun once you stop believing in Santa Claus.

    That's why I always try to be around my little cousins because it's so cute how excited they get.

  2. I am sorry for your loss.

    You will have "kids" Christmas when you have your own kids. That's what I am looking forward to.
    But being an adult and not having kids, I just look forward to the food. Yummmy food haha

  3. I totally get the feeling of never having a "kid christmas" again. Re-imagining is great though!

    Merry Christmas:)

  4. Life is like that, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it.
    I hope you had a mostly enjoyable holiday weekend. Have a spectacular 2012!

  5. @Thu - thank you! A spectacular New Year to you as well!

    @MerelyMarie - Merry Christmas!!

    @A Party and A HALF - Yea, I think having children definitely will rejuvinate that kid's Christmas feeling. But yes, the food is definitely a plus! lol

    @Miss Sassy Pants - yea, my niece, who's 3, definitely brings in that youthful part of the Christmas spirit.

  6. Im very sorry for ur lost. The Holidays are often both sad and good all in one. Its sad to hear urs wasnt as pleasant.
    Its sad those days of the huge christmas with toys and clothes are behind us. I hope for those bk as well. (new follower)



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