Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I recently put up some Christmas lights in our front yard. I was quite proud of myself. This was by far the most lights outside that I'd ever done. I wrapped white lights up our swirling topiary bush, then multi colored lights on the shrub next to it and continued to alternate white and multi-colored lights along the bushes that line the front of our house. There are 5 decorated bushes in all and a peace sign I made last year hanging on the house. We are one of many houses in our new neighborhood that decorate with lights at Christmas. I was excited to show Abby our display.

She was fresh out of the bath with her pj's on, so I bundled her up in her coat and a hat and we went out to see the lights.
She looked at the neighbors houses, then ours and said simply,

"Needs more."

Then she walked back up the driveway and into the house.
Apparently my light show needs work. Clark Griswold I am not.

(image from 1989's Christmas Vacation via google images)


jaydub said...

My son did something similar when I was trying to make a "man" on Halloween. He's older though, so when he said, "Why'd you start it Mom if you couldn't do it?" I had him pick everything up, put it in the garage, and explained to him why that was so wrong to say, he apologized...

It's hard not to let it hurt your feelings even though you know you shouldn't let it. Watch, I bet you're going to go crazy next year.

My name is Erin. said...

Right?! Little punks. Haha! I think she wants lights around the windows, too. I think I'll do one more strand around the living room window, but that's it. It's not like she has to take them down in January... or April. LOL!

Honey said...

That's freakin' hillarious~!!!

histreasure said...

that was so funny..i just imagined her taking a look at your handiwork, and deciding there and then that 'hmmmm,not enough'..

she's growing to be one strong lady

My name is Erin. said...

She has a great artistic eye already. I have to admit, I agree with her. It does need more around the windows or along the roofline, but I have to draw the line somewhere. Maybe next year. :)