We call it family poverty season.
It has already begun. We are officially in the throes of the altogether-too-many-celebrations-in-too-little-time season for our little family unit. I shall mention them by name , in list form. Because I like lists.
1. Nov. 14–Don’s birthday
2. Nov. 20–Emma’s birthday
3. Nov. 21–Don’s & Jenn’s wedding anniversary
4. Dec. 5–Sinterklaas or Pakjesavond
5. Dec. 10–Ian’s birthday
6. Dec. 25–Christmas
That’s right. 6 weeks, 6 major celebrations. And we do our best to do ’em up properly. ‘Tis the season to celebrate the lightening of our wallets and the broadening of our bellies. Because, with three birthdays, an anniversary and two seasonal celebrations, that’s a lot of presents, and a lot of cake. Happy memories, every one.
I think we need a song for this.