I no longer work retail (altho my memories of six years of World Bazaar at Rivergate mall are among the best I have), but the whole season from Thanksgiving till New Year's puts me off. If it were up to me I'd morph into a black bear and crawl in a cave to cuddle with my clan until the whole bloody affair was over. Since the kiddos came, I have to fake it to a degree that I never thought possible. The cheeriness of it is what makes me want to be whack people over the head.
The only highlights for me are Charlie Brown Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life & the hope of new books. This year I hope I get to go back to work sooner rather than later so the kids can have a Christmas that doesn't leave them thinking Santa is a cheapskate. Riley figured out the Santa scam w/out us having to spell it out. He said, "It just didn't make logical sense." He is so my son.
Little girl keeps changing her mind, but I think I'm gonna get her one of those Barbie heads whose hair you can fix and tart up w/little girl make up. Brendan is the so easy...light sabers and anything Star Wars related. His birthday is right b'f Christmas, so I hope that he gets two good days. A lottery win would help.
We watched a great film called "Five Minutes of Heaven" with Liam N. Paul watched "Good Will Hunting" for the first time and was very disappointed that he wasn't a savant with limited mental capacities...today--I want to watch a film called "Strangers in Good Company."