After our Thanksgiving dinner, I’d no sooner packed our leftovers into containers for the fridge, when my daughter said, “Let’s put up the Christmas tree tomorrow!”
“What?” I said. “I need a day or two to recover. I don’t know if I’m ready for Christmas yet.”
Now a few days have passed, and I’m beginning to smile again as I think of decorations and candles.
At the same time, I have to admit that Christmas is a mixed bag for cross-cultural workers.