Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 352 – Lil Grinch

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“In a world full of Grinches, be a Cindy Lou Who.” 

ANONs

Thanks, Spidey, for that festive one!

It’s the first Sunday of December, which means that the craziness of Christmas is finally upon us.

I usually put the tree up on the 1st of December, but this year we succumbed a few days early, as I felt like we all needed the little boost that the tree always gives.

But, in school, the tree went up in the classroom, interestingly, and lopsidedly, decorated by my class. Elfis the elf is firmly ensconced in there, too, watching the girls and boys so he can send his reports to Santa. We’ve started practising the songs for our little nativity, too.

Yes, Christmas is definitely on its way!

But, I appear to be living with a modern version of the Grinch!

Lil Man has embraced his mid-teen years by becoming a 16-year-old misery guts when it comes to the festive season! When the tree went up, he refused to enter the living room for a day! Lil Princess and I love a good Christmas song, and have the radio on, in the car, excitedly singing along (well, I do, anyway!) to the festive tunes playing. Lil Grinch? He sits and either asks us to change the station or stuffs his own earphones into his ears!

How did I give birth to something so against Christmas???

I’m still working on him. I wonder if he’ll be happy to wear a Christmas jumper this year?

So, do you know any Grinches? How do you handle them?

namaste

Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Dec 10, 2021 @ 01:31:41

    Every teen is a grinch at one Christmas. The good news is that next year he’ll be fine. Sigh! We will decorate this weekend. There’s something about the lights that make everything so wonderful. Today at school was the first dusting of snow, worthy of boots and snow pants, which parents don’t send in. Why? We have emailed this a number of times. That’s my Grinch Jennie today. 🙂

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    • Ritu
      Dec 10, 2021 @ 06:15:01

      I hope he surfaces, Grinchless, next year!

      Jennie, it beggars belief, really, how many parents don’t send children with gloves, scarves, hats, or even warm coats, sometimes! I have to tell them, “your child has to go out at some point, today. We don’t keep them inside just because of a little rain/wind/snow!”
      Some are honestly quite surprised. They don’t know how wild kids gey without that regular dose of fresh air!

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 18:07:58

    Ah teenage boys, if you didn’t love them so much, you’d probably kill them. I have three gizmo/gremlins. I think it depends which side of the bed they get out of in the morning – haha!

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 06, 2021 @ 13:15:21

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. Darlene
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 21:43:12

    It’s just a phase. It’s not cool for a 16-year-old to be into Christmas! I even recall my daughter going through a year like that. But it is so hard on us Christmassy moms. Hugs. xo

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  5. syl65
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 17:39:53

    Lil Grinch has to find the true meaning of Christmas again… Don’t waste time being a Grinch 💜

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  6. johnrieber
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 15:29:42

    My wife needed the trees – yes, we have them in two separate rooms – put up early this year as well…and they worked, because all of our news since then has been very positive….as for the grinches, I say let them find the spirit themselves…it may take a while, but I think your happy festive mood will rub off!

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 12:36:56

    Let him work on himself, Sis! I am sure Sonu instead loves the Christmas tree, and would show his climbing skills, but is not allowed to do. 😉 So different are the personalities. :-)) Wish you a happy and peaceful Sunday! xx Michael

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 12:34:59

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 12:30:04

    I was married to a holiday Grinch. ANY holiday. I figured out, long after we were divorced that it all stemmed from the ways each of us was raised.

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  10. TanGental
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 10:00:56

    It’s was a matter of surpise to us that the articulate charming young fourteen year old became a grunting flea picking simian overnight. It took maybe a year, year and a half before he emerged butterfly like from his inarticulate pupae stage into a pleasant charming articulate OPINIONATED young man. Sometimes when my food choices are being criticised for their carbon footprint I remember that hermit stage with fondness….

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  11. CarolCooks2
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 09:22:17

    Just ignore it seems to the common consensus he will come around it might a year or two 🙂 x

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  12. willowdot21
    Dec 05, 2021 @ 07:26:36

    Just let him get on with it sis it will pass 🙂

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