Dec 15, 2011
The Miracle of Lights
My sweetie doesn’t like to mix holidays. That means Halloween doesn’t start until October, November is mostly dedicated to Thanksgiving, and we can’t sing Christmas songs or put up lights until Black Friday. But bright and early Friday morning, the Dog Walker started on his Christmas light display. Remember I told you about his Halloween lights? Well they are nothing compared to what he likes to do for Christmas.
Thanksgiving, spending at least 10 hours every day (taking a few off for church on Sunday) and then after school every evening for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday he was out there for a while and when he came back in he announced to anyone within earshot, that “The Christmas lights are done!” So, without any further ado, I present for your viewing pleasure, the Miracle of Lights…
(This is the first year we have had a sign, and you would not believe all the drama involved in it. I think he was inspired by our trip to the Festival of Lights on Monday. He got a piece of poster paper and wrote the name is his best cursive, but then I suggested that the paper would get ruined if it snowed, so he covered it with packing tape…completely!
Then he couldn’t figure out how to put it up, so I suggested garden stakes, but the ones we had were too small, so he found a piece of wood and cut his own. Unfortunately, the one in the middle wouldn’t hold it with all the tape because it was too heavy, so he made another stake and put them on both sides.
Sadly, the ground was too hard from the cold weather to pound them in, so the sign sat for a few days waiting for things to warm up and dad to come home and help. They finally got the sign pounded in and he was happy until one of the girls mentioned that it was impossible to read at night. So then he wrapped lights around the sign and down the stakes. Then I, like an idiot, told him you still couldn’t really read the sign. So he took his Christmas lights and carefully poked holes in the sign and stuck them around each word.)
So now our display is complete. Leave him some nice comments, please, he lives for comments…cause it really is a miracle, we are finally finished with the lights (unless some OTHER idiot makes a comment about the sign…)