When the Kids Opt Out of Xmas

The eyes dim as we get older, but our vision is in some ways stronger, for all that experience helps us see what’s coming, right? Not always.

One less stocking?

One less stocking?

How about when the kids decide they want to opt out of the holidays? Too much stress, they say. Too much commercialism. Too much noise. We quit.

Your experienced mind may understand. You’re just as put off by the ads, the pressure, and the neighbor’s house lights, now visible from the space shuttle. But your heart may have a different reaction. Opt out of the holidays? The holidays have never been about expensive gifts or over-the-top celebrations.

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