I wish it was ok to start decorating for Christmas. I mean, I guess I can do whatever I want. I almost had Christmas in August so why not November. But I won't. Today I will pack up my pumpkin lights and my painted pumpkin with Boo googly eyes. I will put away my painted candy box. And I will wait.
I will look at the homemade wreath on my table (that needs a flameless candle!) and wish that there were more fall decorations. I will resist the temptation to put in a Christmas CD. I will wish away the snow (because it is fall, dangit!). And I will try my best to enjoy the remainder of fall, the transition to long-sleeve shirts and sweatshirts to boots.
I will because it will make the Christmas season that more magical. The wait will be worth it. But the day after Thanksgiving, there will be decorations, a tree. I have waited over a year to celebrate Christmas in my house with my son. A real celebration. But I can wait (I guess).