So I went to the Dollar Tree the other day thinking I could snag up some back to school items. When I walked in I saw some Halloween stuff which I thought O.K. it's almost September no biggie but then I turned the corner and walked into something I wasn't expecting.
Crash, bang, boom! Walking in a winter wonderland.
Now when did the calendar decide to go January, February, March, April, May, June, July August, December? I had to do a double take and make sure I wasn't hallucinating. Yup all Christmas all the time. Except this wasn't just any Christmas display. This was their pre-Christmas 50% off sale. A.K.A all of last year's leftover rejects that they couldn't sell and want to get rid of before the new shipment came in.
Now I love Christmas. Like all caps scream it to the world love Christmas. But Christmas in the end of August when I am trying to relish every last drop of summer, not so much. Now get this. This scene made my day.
How many seasons can you mix into one right? But where was Fall? Oh yea they dropped that season off the face of the map when they skipped right from Summer to Winter. This was just too much for me. The worst part? It took everything I had not to buy all these cute little winter arts and craft projects. But I refused to buy into this nonsense and walked out with nothing. Probably the only time I ever walked out of the Dollar Tree with nothing in my cart.
How do you feel about this situation? Are you the type who loves holiday items coming a season early or do you like to slow down and relish every season up to the last minute. I am the latter although I have to admit I did want to come right home and make some winter themed freebies for you all. I had to snap right out of that with some Summery corn on the cob for dinner. Take that!