This column originally appeared on 11/23/2014 at The Roses of Prose.
It happens fast, doesn’t it? Summer ends, school starts, Halloween hits and – boom – before we know it we fall into the holiday season.
Parties, shopping, decorating, shopping, tree lighting ceremonies, shopping, family dinners, followed by shopping.
In our family, the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas isn’t quite as smooth as it could be. In our family, which includes me, my husband, our four children, three in-law children and four grandchildren, we have six birthdays to celebrate before we can fully break out the holiday cheer.