Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh, Holiday Parties, You Do Rocketh

You know what else I love about December? Despite the massive amounts of extra housework that comes with putting up and taking down holiday decorations, and with having the kids home from school tracking mud and slush onto my floors, and leaving dishes all over the place, no one really complains about helping.

Maybe it’s because they figure Santa is coming so they should be good. Or maybe they just really want extra money so they can go to movies or out with friends. But mostly I think we’re all just in a better mood all the way around. And we spend time together.

And it isn’t just my little family. December brings with it a plethora of opportunities to visit extended family, coworkers, friends, and other people with whom we associate but don’t very often see socially. Even better, though, if we don’t have an invitation to visit someone, we have the opportunity to extend an invitation for others to come visit us.

In case you didn’t put those two things together, let me help you. Kids + housework= party with friends / family/ other misc people we like. And it’s usually not even a fight to put together.

Huh. Go figure.

Yet another thing I love about December. What possible gathering do you most look forward to this season? How do you know the people with whom you’ll socialize and when was the last time you saw them?


lotusgirl said...

It's all about family. I'm looking forward to the two weddings I'm attending for my nieces.

Janet Johnson said...

Parties are fun! I haven't planned one in ages though. Maybe it's time . . .

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm not huge on the socializing at holidays (thanks to fun family dynamics) but I do love the spirit of the season--how patience abounds, people greet each other with friendliness, and everyone's a little more cheery. =D

Merry Christmas, Nichole!