Good thing the color orange was selected before punkin season was completely behind us! Perfect color for Autumn.
This year we don’t have any little ones around. Peanut was with us for the past two years and I have mega-megabytes of pictures! This one is from one of last year’s pumpkin fests. But this year is different. I just don’t have any incentive to decorate for the seasons like I have in years past. I didn’t even buy pumpkins this year. Did the bare minimum for Halloween and it was all back in the box the day after.
When children are little, it’s no holds barred with the decorating…doesn’t matter what the holiday. Watching their faces light up is pure joy. To experience holidays with children is to become a child again yourself. As they get older, the decorating get a little less until you realize one day you’re leaving more decorations in the box than out.
When you’re in the throws of 24-7-365 parenting, you don’t realize these times are going to someday end. It won’t be until twenty years later when you come across the Halloween costume you made for your daughter when she was 6 that you’ll realize just how fast time flies.
I hope I find some Christmas decorating spirit before January.