Christmas is suppose to be the time we celebrate the birth of Christ as well as appreciate family but it really doesn’t do the latter part anymore. The word extremities is very warranted because everybody just becomes so extra during the holiday season (can I get an amen at the back?).
We have been travelling to the village annually for some time now(it’s totally an igbo thing plus my dad’s thing). When we were younger, we actually looked forward to the village visits because then it wasn’t annually but now it is (😒😒). I’ve digressed.
The reason my parents give for us visiting the village annually is to meet and get to know our kindred (yes kindred), the irony of this reply is that we never actually leave the house all through our stay in the village except for church or weddings. My fear now is that I’m still in the village writing this and if my dad reads this, my siblings and I are so screwed as I poked the bear.(I anticipate the stink eye from all my siblings)
Well my second issue is the amount of fakeness that happens during Christmas period. You guys know you do not have to be so nice that it becomes questionable right? God knows the amount of people that have hugged me this period (😒😒😒) but I have to smile through it all (I’m among the Christmas period fakies).
People see Christmas period as the time to reconnect with people they haven’t bothered with all year long.. Why???. It’s totally unnecessary, the amount of merry Christmas messages I have, Ill reply them all with the new years messages.
The issues I have outlined above are just a few of the extremities that Christmas period comes with. If you have any extra don’t hesitate to share.
(two posts in one week, I’m on fire😀😀😀)