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To wish we could just enjoy the season we're in

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Novembercocoa Mon 04-Jan-16 16:34:25

Now that Christmas is over loads of people have been saying 'oh we won't feel it now until Summer' or telling me about the Summer holiday they've just booked. The Easter eggs will no doubt be on the shelves in a couple of weeks and Winter clothes will disappear from the racks about the same time to be replaced by floaty Summer stuff.

In late September Christmas cards and wrapping was starting to creep into the shops, in July we were being bombarded with Back to School merchandise and so on and so on.

AIBU to wish we could enjoy each season for itself, instead of being constantly hassled and shoved forward mentally to the next one?

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Jan-16 16:37:08

I don't think the shops should stop you from enjoying the season you're in.

what you're describing has always been the same in my memory and I'm 46.

Avoid the shops and shop online? grin

Having said that, it's not cold enough to seem like Winter and there are tons of daffodils that have come up around here.

Chococroc Mon 04-Jan-16 16:37:17

I've already seen Easter eggs in a couple of shops....

Wolfiefan Mon 04-Jan-16 16:41:58

I'm actually quite enjoying the wintry weather at the moment. (Though if it turns properly cold I will soon change my mind!) I'm loving slow cooked comfort food and dark evenings by the TV.
I will see hot cross buns and Easter eggs. And ignore them. I won't buy them. But they might make me think of lovely things to come.
I'm too old to want any more time to fly by!!
I give it three months. Then I will be desperate for flip flops!

rudolphistheboss Mon 04-Jan-16 16:42:39

I am looking forward to a season when I won't have to wade through waist deep flood water with my 3yo on my shoulders and my 14mo in the baby carrier just to get to the shop for milk!

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 04-Jan-16 16:45:49

YANBU - I much prefer living in the here and now and the shops do seem to always be months ahead. A lot of people are like this though...

Novembercocoa Mon 04-Jan-16 16:50:34

That's true Ghoul. I know people who couldn't wait to book their Summer holiday as soon as Christmas was over. Also people who wrap all their presents and start arranging their Christmas meet ups in October.

Personally I think it's nice to just relax into each season; cosy Winters, Springs with their air of new beginnings, relaxing Summers and Autumns with their reassuring sense of routine and rhythm.

EponasWildDaughter Mon 04-Jan-16 16:52:54


However if we're not going to have any proper crisp frosty mornings, or a bit of snow then i'd rather we just got on with spring and the lighter evenings it brings.

I love to snuggle up against the cold during the dark evenings, but who wants dark day after dark day of wringing wet nothingness?

BiddyPop Mon 04-Jan-16 16:54:27

We saw crème eggs in Boots on NYD....

completely misses the point of the thread grin

IamTheWhoreofBabylon Mon 04-Jan-16 16:58:28

I take it you are not flooded op
They should get out their dinghys and enjoy the winter sports wink

Alicewasinwonderland Mon 04-Jan-16 17:10:12

It depends, I am always looking forward to the summer, but when it's there, I am not looking forward to another season. I hate winter in this country: dark, grim, grey, damp. That's why I always had a Christmas or January holiday in the sun (before children).

My Christmas is pretty much ready by end of November, so I can actually enjoy the month and not rush around shopping and wrapping.

I completely ignore the back to school things from July, I never know how much my kids will have grown by September anyway!

Matilda2013 Mon 04-Jan-16 17:12:19

To be fair I've booked my summer holiday as then it means I'll have time to pay that off and save the money. and I'm excited as it's the next time I'll have some proper time off with dp and dsd

MamaLazarou Mon 04-Jan-16 17:28:47

YANBU, I absolutely love Winter, it's the best time of year.

I do spend most of the Summer longing for Autumn, though (can't stand hot weather).

TattyDevine Mon 04-Jan-16 17:31:37

I can't believe its 7 weeks till Pancake day and the shops are already selling flour and eggs sad

xmasseason Mon 04-Jan-16 17:42:30

The shops wouldn't be stocking these things early if people weren't buying them early. They need to do what they can to make money.

DoreenLethal Mon 04-Jan-16 17:48:01

We booked our summer holiday in September for next year, doesn't mean we don't enjoy every season until then.

I love winter, spring, summer, autumn - I am out every day of the year and do seasonal tasks - it is great.

Getyercoat Mon 04-Jan-16 17:48:24

I detest the dark, damp, cold winter so much I always look forward to spring and the clocks moving forward.
If we had bright, cold, crisp winters it would be ok, but we have windy, wet, sodden seasons which don't look like the picture perfect stroll-in-the-powdery-snow scenes used in advertising.
So I do look ahead to brighter days. I don't look ahead to Christmas, I live in denial of that season for as long as possible!

BrownAjah Mon 04-Jan-16 17:48:38

I think that's kind of the point of January though. Brand new year, thinking about what's coming in 2016, planning nice things. Easter eggs in the shops are ridiculous but I'll ignore them like I ignored the Xmas cakes in Oct.

jay55 Mon 04-Jan-16 19:30:33

Mini eggs were in before new year and hot cross buns are out ffs. Dont know why we're not allowed to enjoy winter for a bit.

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 19:34:19

I wait six fucking months for Creme Eggs. Don't ruin it for me! (I've had five thus far)

Georgia85 Mon 04-Jan-16 19:35:00

I couldn't agree with you more, I think the shops are getting more and more ridiculous as the years go by. Personally I don't want to see Christmas cards until at least November, or school uniform until at least the kids have broken up for summer. I don't want to see Easter eggs on the shelves one week into the new year and I don't want to see Halloween decorations and props up in Tesco the first day in September, it drives me crazy lol.

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Mon 04-Jan-16 19:41:53

I think a bit of planning helps you to enjoy each season.
What's the point of spending a stressful week in the summer to book a summer holiday that may it may not be available at extortionate cost or wait til December to arrange meet ups to find everyone is busy?

TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Mon 04-Jan-16 19:43:47

And I always buy back to school stuff in July! I get the sizes I need. It's relatively quiet and I can enjoy the holidays without thinking about shopping for school stuff.

HellesBelles01 Mon 04-Jan-16 19:44:27

YANBU. If you're (like me) lucky enough to have avoided the extreme weather, there's lots to enjoy about winter. As a PP mentioned, I love the cold, crisp frosty days and curling up in front of a warm fire with hot chocolate afterwards! I'm also conscious that I should make the most of it while I'm young and in good health - winter can be really difficult for the elderly and ill.

I sometimes think there's too much emphasis on looking ahead or rushing into the next thing but inadvertently missing out on the here and now. Looking to the future isn't a bad thing in itself, just the over emphasis of it, which for me is symbolised by the Easter eggs in January.

Having said that, I am looking forward to longer days...I miss the daylight! The first warm day of spring when you can take your jacket off and feel the sun on your face - bliss!

MrsMook Mon 04-Jan-16 19:59:56

You're being a little bit unreasonable. I'm fed up of this dark, dingy gloomfest that's been masquerading as a pathetic attempt at winter. I'm yearning for longer days and some kind of daylight. Looking forwards to spring and summer drags me through the first couple of months of the year.

I would like to be able to buy clothes appropriate to the season. I tend to find that things like boots tend to start wearing out and leaking at times like February when the sandals are in the shops, so it's then wet feet until the nice side of Easter... or Whitsun whenever summer comes creeping in wink Buying clothes for a summer holiday late is the season is a pain. It can be quite possible to not need an item of summer clothing during the time that it's available in the shops.

There are things to appreciate in each season. Even at this time of year, there can be beautiful days with the best views because of the bare trees and low humidity. It's good to appreciate those moments

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