A few years ago I started to get a little annoyed at the whole retail push at Christmas, and proceeded to go on a little rant about what I at the time dubbed "Capitalismas". I complained about the rampant commercialization of the holidays and that the original idea behind the holiday had become so totally polluted by retailers that we were beginning to forget what it was we were celebrating. Instead we are just being told that we need to buy "stuff" because the holiday demands it!
Well needless to say over the last couple of years I have bought my share of stuff at the holidays, and grumbled under my breath at the whole thing. My little one is a toddler, and he's beginning to understand the concept of "special" days, and so his Mom and I try to make things fun. We did the dressing him up thing, and it was cute, I loved getting pictures of him.
But last night as I was watching TV, something which does not happen often, on comes a commercial from Party City for Halloween... It's not even the middle of fucking September yet, and it just dropped on my head like a bird dropping a turd. The season of Capitalismas has begun again... Enjoy the next four months of fevered retail marketing onslaught everyone!