It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… ♪♫ ♫♪ ♫♪♪♫ ♫♪♪♫
Oops! Wrong holiday. My bad. But can you understand why I might get confused? The lights! The lights! They’re everywhere! I remember a time when they were primarily brought out at Christmas, and that made them special. But like a spoiled child that wasn’t enough for them. The BIGGEST holiday wasn’t enough! Them little lights jumped up and down, screaming at their holiday teamster representative until they got what they wanted – more holiday presence.
Oh, I’m 100% guilty of supporting this movement myself. What can I say? I have kids. They like the pretty. They cave to the overpowering temptation that lingers in the aisles of all the big superstores at this time of year – rows packed with every kind of light you can thinks of.
We have light-up ghosts, skeletons and bones. We deal with the traditional mini lights in orange and purple that must be painfully untangled every year and we unwrap large bulbs of flickering flames that always require multiple checks and replacement bulbs. As if getting all caught up in your lights once a year wasn’t enough, now we do it to ourselves twice a year.
But then the night comes and excitement fills the air. Kids rush up and down the streets, costumes adorned, bags in hand, and you realize – it was all worth it. You would do it again. And you will, next year!
Would you go this far? Something like this easily becomes an attention magnet and a quick add on everyone’s must see list. Imagine the traffic it creates for the neighbors. 🙂
Tell me, do you use lights to decorate for Halloween? It appears to be the new trend. Are you the type to follow trends or do you march to your own beat?
If you are ten and completely into Legos, like my son, you would be doing something like this for Halloween instead of bothering with yard decorations:
Go ahead and skip all the way to 8:00 for the Thriller dance! Otherwise, it’s probably too long for you to want to watch the whole thing.
Wishing you all a fabulous Halloween weekend. I am leaving you with an early family portrait. My son wasn’t even 30 days old yet. Can you guess which one I am? Don’t we make an attractive family? Ha ha ha…
What do you do for the kids in your neighborhood? Are the trick or treat type?