Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Just a little to the left, no wait, a little to the right…

Grinch. It’s our theme this year.

Nope. We’re not putting a giant grinch on our front ‘lawn’ – and by ‘lawn’ I mean dirt with dead leaves – and the who’s of who-ville won’t be scattered around.

When I say grinch, I mean no decorations at all.

And trust me, we stick out like a sore thumb. Our neighborhood is like Candy Cane Lane on crack. One of our neighbors decorated their green house in all green lights. It looks like the Jolly Green Giant puked after a Saint Patty’s Day Party.

It’s not that we don’t like decorations, and it’s not that we don’t have them (I bought a TON in an after Christmas sale early this year in anticipation of having a house at Christmas). We simply have not had the time.

We finally caved to peer pressure and decided to hang a string of lights this weekend. Unfortunately we only have a 4 foot ladder… which is fine… if your roof isn’t taller than 8 feet and you don’t have a peaked garage… which we have.

So Chris put up lights where he could then stood outside with his hands on his hips staring at the house.

‘Hey Hon, I think I can reach the top portion if I pull my truck parallel across the driveway and put the ladder in the back. THEN, I could stand on the top of the truck and toss the lights onto the roof. Oh and I have a great idea for our pre-lit Reindeer. I’d like to hang him upside-down from the front tree. You know, like he fell off Santa’s sleigh and died in our tree’

Put a Budweiser in his hand and I’m pretty sure you’d have the beginnings of a redneck joke.

Ever working on being a good wife, I smiled and said, ‘Sure Hon.’

My teeth may have been clinched but I said yes so that counts!

I’m going to have to apologize to a lot of little kids this year.


Lisa C Magnus said...

Ok so I will admit, this is the first year in my 14 years of marriage that I have lights on the outside of my house. My Dad put them up, so at Chris is trying. The whole deer from the tree is funny, I have seen some in the south that even have red lights hang from thier bellies like blood from a dressed deer. He's getting pretty close to redneck :)

Lizzie M. said...

I am so not letting Randy read this post.

Nicole said...

At least you have health insurance! Make sure it covers life light:)

Bekah said...

Wait... some don't cover life light?!?! Uh oh.