I can't drink like I used too. Always gives me a headache. So I can't be inebriated while I plaster that smile on my face, while I pretend to care about the relatives I'm having Christmas with.
What is the worst thing about Christmas as you grow older? For me its shortening the Christmas card list. Had to cross three off in the past three weeks!
I can understand the crossing off on your list. I have kept every card that I have received, they are dear to me. Not just for the beautiful artwork but for the sentiments written inside. Some of the people have died. Each year I look through them with laughter and tears.
Other than that, I swear driver's on the road are slightly more insane and not paying attention.
Coming up with new ideas for gifts for my family members. You can only give so many ties and sweaters over the years.
With the kids all grown up and having their own families, it just isn't as fun anymore. If they all didn't live so far away, I could see my Grand Daughters but I just have to mail things to them now. Christmas was fun surprising the kids ! That and not having Christmas dinner with my Mom and brother and sister.
It went from a time of fun and celebration to a virtual non-event. Yet, even so, while I was buying my Christmas goodies at the supermarket yesterday I realised that I was whistling Jingle Bells, so I guess I haven't really got it out of my system.
You no longer get that feeling of that only Christmas Day brings. Does anyone else get me?