Everyone is all up in a tizzy about the economy. Yet this year, just like all the others, we are buying up stuff we can't afford, for people that we don't really like, only to bounce from house to house with screaming kids and annoying family members and dragging more useless stuff back to our already over crowded homes.
I mean have you been inside a Walmart, Toys R Us, or Target? There are carts filled to the brim. I'm sure that the credit card companies are loving it. And then come January we moan and groan and swear to never do it again. Next year will be different. Next year we'll concentrate on the true meaning behind the holidays. Mmmm-hmmmm. Sure. We said that last year and the year before. (Definition of Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results)
So come on, who's with me? I say we skip the holidays and just stay home. The kids can play with whatever toy that they were lucky enough to get and mom and dad can stay in the warm house without dragging anyone kicking and screaming into the car.