Sunday, December 30, 2007

The 2007 Burning

This year we received many Christmas cards. Many newsletters were included with them. Many were the cute family picture/kids looking at a holiday book kind. We have done those. We even did one of our dog one year. We have included newsletters. In fact our last one I explained to the world why we didn't have children. Since our miscarriage we stopped the little tradition.

Now when I get one of those cards/letters/pictures all I can think about is "We would have sent one out as a family with a little one this year." So they sting. The remind me of what we don't have. I am not offended by them. I know they aren't sent out to hurt us. It just happens. Every time Grumps would come back from the mailbox he would say in a very blah voice, "We have another Christmas card." I would open them, go through it, then set it in the pile for burning.

Yep you got it. I had planned to burn all Christmas cards while enjoying a nice bottle of wine. Grumps thought it wasn't very nice. I thought it was therapeutic and very funny. I had even invited my DC blogger chicks to join if they wanted to. But since the holidays were polite to me and treated me pretty kindly I don't feel the need for the burning anymore. My thoughts could change in the next week or two but I am pretty sure that little pile of cards/newsletters/pictures will just go in a drawer or the trash. I used to put all the pictures on my fridge. I can't do that anymore. It isn't because I don't love my friends with families, it is just an ugly reminder that I don't have a little one adding artwork to my fridge. I hope my amazing friends understand.

So no 2007 Burning this year. Man, it would have been fun!

6 comments:

Just a girl in the south said...

I know what you mean about getting those Christmas cards. Talk about turning the knife a little more in my heart. Hopefully next year we'll both be sending those out!! 2008, here we come!

Jen said...

I say go ahead and burn them if you want! I am lucky enough that I don't have any friends with kids yet so I didn't get any cards that needed burning this year. But I think you've hit on something here!

Jen said...

I think you could do a lot worse than burning a few cards that would otherwise end up in the garbage anyway! It's a harmless release of emotion--if it helps, do it!

Debby said...

You ever see that episode of friends where Monica and Rachel burn things from old boyfriends? They set their apt. on fire and then hot firemen come to put it out. I picture you doing your burning, setting your house and fire and having hot firemen come rescue you. That wouldn't be so bad, would it?

Meghan said...

Very proud of you! Not sure I'm there yet. If I had a fireplace, they all probably would have been tossed in already!

Cathleen said...

Darn it. That sounds FUN to me...

If you change your mind, let us know.

:)

Happy New Year!