Not for nothing, but we used to do holidays BIG here at This Full House of crunchy floors and stinky socks, sometimes decorating months in advance.
Actually, I may or may not have forgotten to take down last year's [insert upcoming holiday, here] decorations and, well, a few months more and I'd have to dig them out again anyway, right?
Then life happened and holidays just sort of started going all #FUBAR, for one reason or twenty.
Halloween 2007: I carved the pumpkin way too early and, well, it was gross and swarming with gnats by the end of the month. So, I just left it out and pretended...yeah, sure...we meant for it to look all gross, just in time for Halloween!
2008 will forever go down as the bloodiest Halloween, EVUH: when my middle girl's butt exploded, literally and we'll just go ahead and skip right over 2009, if you don't mind, m'kay?
Halloween 2010 was the last time all 4 of my kids went pumpkin hunting, together: because, clearly, I was the only one having fun.
This time, last year? I was positively morose. My youngest was graduating 5th grade and, well it was my baaaaaaayyyyyybeeeeeeeee's LAST Halloween parade.
Although I did remember to bring my camera, I totally FORGOT to check the stupid sd card. #dumbass
"Are we going to put up any Halloween decorations, this year?"
Ugh. Right. So, I can't help but feel like my youngest daughter is getting the short end of [enter upcoming holiday, here].
"Right now, want to help?"
So, last Sunday, Hope and I hit the Dollar Store for some last-minute...is THAT realy all we got for Halloween...stuff and took to task getting our house looking all fall-ish and festive-like.
Hope and I got it ALL up and Halloween-ish by the time my two oldest girls got home from work later that afternoon.
I know, it's not like it's going to win an award or anything and, truth be told, my neighbors probably won't even really notice the difference, from any other day. Still. Hope and I had a really great time and we may or may not have gotten a little carried away with the spider webbing.
"The spiders are going to have a party!"
Good. One less decoration to worry about, right?!? In fact, throw in a couple of red and green hats, a few jingle-y bells and we've got us some pumpkin elves.
What?!? I sort of like the idea of our being the Nightmare Before Christmas House, right?!? RIGHT?!?
[sound of crickets, chirping]
Whatever. Eat your heart out, Martha!
Martha Stewart, I mean, not Jenn @TheNextMartha <---- that woman OWNS Halloween!
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