Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On Being a Curmudgeon

I have been feeling this post bouncing around in my head for quite some time.

My name is Tiffany and I am curmudgeon. Specifically, a holiday curmudgeon.

Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, and Halloween so much I might even Celine-Dion-LURVE it. But. I take issue with all the other "holidays" and "holiday traditions" that keep popping up, aided no doubt by Pinterest and blogland and this ever-increasing need to appear to be the best parent ever who does all! the fun! things!

I read this blog post this morning and it basically summed up my feelings about all these extra holiday goings-on. I know the pressure will only grow as Ava gets older and enters elementary school but I hope I can just stick to my guns like this mom.

In summation: the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Thank you, Stephen Covey, for saying something so obvious and so often forgotten.


  1. Good for you, Tiffany! I always think these things sound like fun but I never get around to executing them because I just don't care that much and Minnie does not either. And boy am I not excited about the chaos and pressure that school is going to bring. Also, what the heck is up with creating all these ridiculous imaginary people who bring presents?? How much do we have to lie to our children, really??

    1. I knnnnoooooow. With the elves on the shelves and the leprechauns flicking green glitter all over my house and the ridiculous expectations that make it impossible to for moms to enjoy the holidays! And I was actually thinking about the lying-to-my-kid thing - sometimes even santa seems over-the-top, ya know? I feel myself wanting to retreat farther and farther into my stubborn bubble.