We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a…STOP IT!!!!

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It has been 66 days since our Christmas tree was taken down.  Christmas day 2014 won’t happen for another 286 days, 3 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds…43…42…41.  Despite decorating my children’s rooms for Valentine’s Day and now Easter, despite endless performances of “Let it Go” and despite my desperate pleas…my children refuse to stop singing Christmas carols!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I am the number one fan of Christmas.  Even though it’s so far away, I still find myself looking forward to certain traditions which come up during the holidays.  Christmas carols?  LOVE THEM!!  Once November 12th hits, BAM, carols blasting on my iPhone and in the vehicle.  However right now, I’m trying to gear up for Easter and each time my two kidlets try and start up a sing-along of “Jingle Bells”, I lose my mind!

I have tried everything to get them to stop.  I have downloaded multiple children’s soundtracks, including “Frozen” (their current favorite) that I play during outings in the car.  I regularly play “Galaxy Kids” on the TV radio music channel during playtime.  I’ve tried explaining that Christmas songs are only for Christmas time but they will not be swayed.  Nothing works!

It doesn’t just happen at home.  Oh no, I’m not that lucky.  You name the place and my kids will put on a show for you.  Their favorite place to belt out the holiday tunes is the grocery store, especially when we’re in the lineup.  I’m usually too busy putting groceries on the conveyor belt to politely convince them to sing a different song.  What’s more is that their adoring fans shower them with compliments and applause!  I’m doomed no matter which way I turn!

So maybe it’s time for me to decorate the Christmas tree and set up the nativity scene again.  I just have to start seeing the bright side to all of this.  Come Christmas, I’ll rent out the local theatre and start charging people!  Joy to the World!

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