Thursday, December 08, 2005

Decorating Crew Chiefs

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Last year, my Mom mentioned that decorating the house had gotten to be more of a challenge then it used to be. I experienced some major son guilt for not realizing that ahead of time ( I don't think of them as 77 years old). We agreed that next year, (this year) we would all pitch in the day after Thanksgiving. After all, we would all be there recovering from the previous days feasting.

So this year, blessed with a gorgeous Florida fall day, we split into teams and knocked it out in no time, to the delight of my mom and dad. It was actually a lot of fun and I was proud of my crew for chipping in with great enthusiasm.

Undecorating a few weeks from now will be less exciting, but for now, "laissez le bon temps roulez".


Rexroth's Daughter said...

FC-- What a great idea, and I hope it becomes a family tradition, to hang the Christmas lights at your folk's house the day after Thanksgiving. Your kids are real troopers too. They're quite spectacular.

roger said...

it was strange enough, growing up in temperate central california, to put fake (foil) icicles on a christmas tree. and outside lights on a pyracantha shrub. i know it's the norm where you are, and i send my best wishes for you and your family to enjoy a wonderful christmas, but lights on a banana tree do remind me of tiki-themed bars.

you are a good son.

Floridacracker said...

RD and DPR,
Definitely the new tradition. Thanks for the reinforcement. I agree it sometimes seems strange, adapting a celtic/christian holiday into the sunny subtropics. Love it though.

thingfish23 said...

Nope - nothing better than family. Not in all the world.

And, yeah, squaring away the decorations at the end of the season is a drag, mon frer.

Floridacracker said...

You said it all.

Hick said...

You are such a good son. Your parent's are very cute.

Where's the white stuff? Sand, I mean.


Floridacracker said...

Thanks, they are good parents. snow yet!

rick said...

cant hardly believe their 77 mom and dad are 69 and going strong hope I can go do it all when Im their age. Go Jackets State Champs

Floridacracker said...

10-4 on the parents.

The Jackets are the state champs? Super!!