Thursday Open Thread

March 21, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Today I present this most excellent HuffPo column: “Can We Bring the Holidays Down a Notch?”

The author was set off by the huge fuss over St. Patrick’s Day, which has morphed from a day to wear green into building leprechaun traps and hiding gold coins:

And suddenly Pi Day is a thing? My children expect to be served pie because someone at school told them so?

And Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Sure it’s a great event for school, but my kids are now asking what we’re doing to celebrate that at home, too.

And do not even get me started on what Easter has become. When I was a kid my mom went to the store and bought us a new dress and a pre-made plastic Easter basket for $8.99.  THE END. There was candy and we loved it. Maybe we would die some eggs from a kit sitting in the check-out lane at Target. They would look like crap.

Now we’ve got to leave footprints from the Easter Bunny and make artful, Pinterest-worthy eggs with stencils and ikat prints and probably some that are ombre. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.

I admit, I have to agree. Holidays were a much simpler affair when I was a kid. I like Pinterest as much as the next gal, but I’m not building any leprechaun traps or making Valentine’s Day and Halloween goody bags.

What say you?

And what else is on your mind? Chat away!