Over the recent years I’ve found me-self loathing these days. Cause whenever one comes, everyone gets all pumped up and rushes into preparations. And I reluctantly participate in them, only deeming them pointless the next day, after it’s all over.
I get it, it’s to have fun and all, but these chores… ugh… As if the world’s about to end next day…
Don’t get me started on Valentines day. “HARR HAAR, you’re a single virgin!”. Sure, I might be single, but having a girlfirend chews up lots of your time, and the responsibility and all, no thanks.
Feeling the same way?
I wouldn’t say I hate the days, but I wouldn’t say they’re my favorite times ever. My experience with them really goes down to how my family acts during these times, especially my mom. If she’s having a golden day, pretty much everyone else is too, and it’s a blast to the point where I probably wouldn’t bother playing any video games and not miss them either. Sadly this happens on one holiday about once every 5 years.
As for Valentine’s day, I’ve always been single, and when I do find the right woman, she probably wouldn’t be getting any special treatment on Valentine’s day (partly because I’m just not for it, really though I want to treat her at least once a month like a valentine’s day every month, and I was raised where loving others was a choice you have to make every single day.) but I am all for mother’s day/father’s day though, and personally, those days should be every day.
Christmas, Thanksgiving (I do love my extended family to pieces), 4th of July, and Easter are all good for me according to the rule in paragraph 1. I’m also a little bit more of a stricter sect of Christian though, so we don’t exactly paint up easter eggs and hunt for them, nor is anyone really a super greedy kid. 2/3 of my full family in the state I live in are poor, the kids are happy with anything. Honestly the best gifts in Christmas are clothing or food that’s specifically chosen for people, and being around and kinda family reunionizing, if that’s a word.
Halloween is known to us simply as going to Walmart and Kroger after Midnight and get half off chocolate for dirt prices. 20$ on 3 musketeers or twix gets you an easy 4+ pounds if you know where to go. I don’t bother with Halloween, never cared, never will. St. Patrick’s day is fun to explore what color ketchup all the fastfood places are selling and what deals are out there. We had 11 burger kings where I was growing up, and every single one of them had a small french fry per person for free on ST. Patrick’s with green ketchup. Needless to say we hit 9 of them twice that day. Don’t judge me.
Favorite holiday is probably thanksgiving or Independence day. We never really do anything fancy for the 4th of July, but we used to have a friend whose uncle owned firework stores before we moved and I would sit there and watch 10k$ worth of fireworks blown up for free. That day is actually my Grampa’s birthday, and since he’s dead now… it’s not exactly the same anymore, but where I live now has a free fair every year and they close or start the fair by setting off a bunch of community fireworks with a firework show. Very fun. I like smaller towns.
I guess to me holidays are days to remember to ease up on life, not take everything absolutely seriously all the time, and try not to hate everyone during those times either. They can definitely be a chore though that I detest as well, but usually it’s not my fault they get that way.