..as John Lennon wrote. This used to be our favorite time of year; now, not so much. We're gonna lie low this week.
I've read about soldiers coming back from war with PTSD manifesting as being unable to comprehend other people going about their everyday lives, and sort of feel the same way when I'm out in a store and see folks shopping for Christmas. Very strange: intellectually I realize that they of course have no idea how our lives are changed, but it somehow seems like they should.
But I do smile every time I see a Santa image, thinking of Katie coming home from second grade and telling us that Santa Claus wasn't real.
When we asked why she would make such an assertion, she explained that all of the books in the school library about Santa Claus were in the Fiction section.
Always was hard to put one over on that child!