I'm hearing that question near-hourly at this point. "Is it time? Can we bring out the Solstice decorations? Please? Just ONE reindeer???", and really, it's gotten me all excited and festive far earlier than I ever have before. The holiday books have been in rotation now for a week or so, along with the imaginative play that follows (oh, how I've missed you Mig and Tig!). And while I haven't brought up the boxes of decorations from the basement yet, little bits are making their way in. A new felted bird ornament from our local Waldorf school faire, a wee wooden gnome girl that somehow never got put away last year, and our newest addition - the soft and lovely Saint Nicholas, bought from a dear friend's craft table this weekend. Ever so slowly, signs of the holidays are seeping in, and the excitement is building.
So, what about at your house? Is it time yet?! Just ONE reindeer? Pleeeeease??