One thing I love about this time of year is all the Christmas decorations. And one of the best things about having a kid is having a good excuse to go around looking at all the decorations. Ever since Thanksgiving, we take the long and winding way everywhere we go, just looking for more decorated houses. We have a few go-tos that we see regularly, but half the fun is discovering new houses.
Seeing so many decorated houses, we naturally have opinions. We both agree that color is better than white. I tend to like smaller lights better, but she goes for the larger ones. We completely disagree on inflatables. She loves them while I am not a fan. She also likes the light projectors a lot more than I do.
This year, she really wants to decorate our house. As much as I love the holidays, and holiday decorations, that’s not something I’ve ever really done. I think the house is pretty festive already. We have a tree and she painted and drew a few pictures that I hung up. But she wants more and I told her it was OK. I don’t know what she has in mind. I’m hoping we get really crafty. I’d happily buy popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners (are they ever used to clean pipes?) and glue and glitter and ribbons so we can go nuts. That would be much more fun than buying premade decorations. We shall see.
This year we’ll get to discover our own house. I’m curious to see how it turns out. It should be a fun adventure.