Why we skip over Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas

The Christmas season seems to come earlier and earlier each year, doesn’t it?

Why we skip over Thanksgiving

I mean, it’s not even Thanksgiving and stores are dressed in red and green. Trees with giant silver and gold balls line city streets.

Car companies have been encouraging us to make it a “December to remember” since the end of October.

Candy canes have replaced candy corn at the grocery store.

The delicate balance we all have as parents

Where I live, today was the first day of school.

The delicate balance we all have as parents

Our youngest started kindergarten…he hopped on that big, yellow school bus for the first time in his life like a champ! My daughter was right behind him…she was on to fourth grade.

Overall, it’s a big transition for us. There are no longer any non-school agers living in our home. No more “babies.”

Lean on me

My daughter has been learning how to play the ukulele at school.

Lean on me

They’ve been working on the song “Lean on Me.”

She and I have been singing that song together for a while now. We even looked up the lyrics to be sure we were getting the words right.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to mishear the words in a song. For example, when I was a kid I remember listening to this old Kenny Rogers tune.