Question for all of you peeps out there in the Blogosphere...
How long do you leave your Christmas Decorations up?
I used to spend New Year's Day taking down the decorations cuz I usually had the day off. Then last year - my divorce was final and basically, I felt like the life had just been sucked right outta me.
I managed to get the front room de-christmased by the 1st. However, I never really went down to the family room. I just started feeling exhausted all of the time. As a result, the kids Christmas tree downstairs remained up, as did our stockings.
Soon it was Valentine's. The kids wondered if/when I would take Christmas out of the family room. I was like, "Yeah. Soon."
Fast forward to Memorial Day. Then Fourth of July. "Wow," I wondered. "Have I really left my tree up that long?"
I meant to take it down. But again, I rarely venture downstairs, and "outta sight, outta mind".
Finally it was Halloween.
"Mom, are you EVER gonna take down that tree down there?" asked PrettyPrettyPrincess.
"I might as well just leave it up at this point," I tell her.
"Mom," she declares, "I think it's been up too long!"
"What makes you say that?" I ask a bit sarcastically.
"Hmmm," she explains, "perhaps the fact that there are now spider webs in the tree are a bit of a clue!"
"Oops," I reply. "Well - Merry Freakin Christmas, I suppose."
She didn't find the humor in that as much as I did.
So - here I am again. Same time as before. Do I tackle everything now? Is it too early to take it down before New Year's Day? How do I stay motivated to do it all?
Whaddya think? When do you take down your decorations - and what exactly is too long?