Thursday, December 23, 2010


So, it's hard to believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow...this year has flown by so fast. I say that every year and it's because it definitely does...and that means that this is Gabriel's third Christmas and that he will be turning 3 in May. I really can't believe that!!

Anyway, I love Christmas because it is so much fun to spend time with my family (even though I see most of them on a weekly basis) and my mom's side of the family is mostly Christian so it is very easy to remember the Reason for the Season there, but Josh's family is all about Santa and what did Santa bring the kids for Christmas and blah blah blah...

I love Christmas but I HATE what Christmas has become. I hate going out in the crowds of rude people and being pushed around just because someone wanted the thing on the shelf next to where I was standing...It's all about sales and presents and rushing and Santa and ugh! I dread Christmas Eve because the whol day is so rushed. We have to go to my family's but we can't stay there long enough to see everyone because then we have to rush over to Josh's family's...

Josh's family is wonderful, don't get me wrong, but they think I am weird and radical because of the way I am and what I do and don't do...and for how I am raising my son. We did not give him vaccinations when he was born and we will never get him any...(that is a whole other story that I won't get into because not a lot of people feel the same way that I do and I don't want to get into a debate) but we are also not telling Gabriel about Santa. We are going to tell him the real story of St. Nicholas and tell him that some people believe in him still and that a lot of kids believe he brings them presents for Christmas, but we are going to tell him about Jesus and that Christmas is his birthday...We aren't going to tell him Santa doesn't exist because I don't want him running around telling other kids that believe in him and ruining it for their parents...but we are just going to tell him the truth. That we are the ones who buy his presents and it is to symbolize the presents everyone brought to Jesus when he was born...a lot more detailed than that but, hey, he is only 2 1/2 so that's all that he needs right now.

That right there is strange in Josh's family. Josh's little cousin is 6...I think...and she is so into the whole Santa thing and I know that they are going to be asking him tomorrow, "What is Santa going to bring you for Christmas?" and I'm pretty sure he is just going to look at them like they are crazy haha or say, "Nothing." haha...but it gets so frustrating because we have to rush to leave my family so that I can be looked at like I am a crazy person.

It's sad that I dread Christmas but I just hate what it has become...


  1. awww I am right there with you! Some of my family members (younger of course) actually complain and tell my parents when they don't buy them the "right" gifts. I just want to shout from the roof top that, THAT'S NOT WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT!!!! Geez.

  2. we did an alternative vaccine schedule, but by two he will now be caught up to the normal 2 year old's vaccine schedule. Instead of getting multiple at a time, he only got one or two and never more than one live vaccine at a time!

    maks was a little lamb in a christmas pageant at church it was so cute lol

  3. yeah i know what you mean.

    well, we aren't giving Gabriel any vaccines but i like when parents do research to figure out which vaccines to give their child and which ones no to instead of just getting them all because the doctors or whoever told you to. this is your child and it is their is worth doing the research.

    aww that's so cute! :)