by Jennifer Dyer
As most of you can imagine, life has changed. A lot! Most of my decorations didn’t survive the early years of children and the multiple moves, but the hearty ones in the attic called to me yesterday. “Let us out!”
“No!” I said. I will not. No time, no energy. Besides, some of the Christmas decorations are still out, which makes me early for that season.
But I thought about how much it means to eldest when I make any effort to make things decorative.
I gave in.
I put out two tablecloths, one old floral garland, and one turkey. Mission accomplished. And I think it turned out rather well. The orange color of the lightsaber on the mantle really sets off the fall garland, don’t you think? And the Christmas decorations on either side of the lightsaber lend a touch of … something, right?
Laughter aside, eldest really did perk up when she got home. Who knew a few things could make such a difference?
Even Rachel got into the spirit with her orange duct tape strips. How fun is that?