Yeah I know, holidays are about the family and spending time with the people you love. But, you see, the person I love the most is me (kinda). If there are two days that I really enjoy every year, those would be the 4th of July and the first day of Christmas. The 4th of July is quite an obvious choice, but the first day of Christmas is special for me because of a somewhat odd tradition. We have a nice family meal around 1 pm, and then around 4 pm, my wife takes the kids and visits her parents where they sleep over. For some reason, I cannot even remember what it was, I didn’t go the first year they did it. And now I don’t go at all.
My entire family knows that I stay home alone on this day, and enjoy myself. More importantly, they respect my alone time and no one bothers me. This is great and if I was a girl, I would get a massage, put one of those face masks and simply relax. But, I’m not a girl and my idea of relaxation time involves stuffing my face with spicy dip covered nachos and yelling at the TV when my team fumbles something.
I’m all set up for this year. I bought a new TV back in July, there is an excellent NBA game on the schedule, and I even bought myself these:
They come in a set of 4 which is perfect ’cause I got 4 kinds of dips (1 sweet, 1 sour, and 2 spicy ones). The remaining two I fill with nachos (so that I don’t have to refill often). And the great thing about it is that after the game, I can wash them, gift wrap them and give them to my wife as a New Year’s present. 2 flies with one stone. Even the kids could use them for cereal.
I pride myself on being able to figure stuff like these out, and with the difficult year coming to a close, I really look forward to this Christmas. And while we are at it, Merry Christmas to you all and if you take anything from my story, take this: Always make time to relax and enjoy yourself in life, otherwise, what’s the point? Happy Holidays.