It’s a big weekend in the Duffy household — Mom is digging through the boxes in the basement to deck the halls, and I mean every hall in the house. Christmas decorating is a weekend long event for my family!
Last year, Mom put me in charge of the dining room. Sounds like a big responsibility, but actually, I just follow her step-by-step guide to where stuff belongs—like, how the white poinsettia goes next to the white owl on Mom’s silver tray in the very middle of the table. Or, how she wants only the white candles in the dining room. Green goes in the living room, and so on.
My sister usually sets up the nativity scene and Dad’s in charge of the lights. ALL of the lights. We have white lights on the roof, around the windows and doors, and throughout the hedges along the sidewalk. Green and red lights flicker on the big evergreen tree in the front yard. And don’t even get me started about the lights for our INSIDE tree—Dad uses about 15 strings of them. Every single light has to be perfectly placed and spaced. It takes forever.
I used to think December 1 was too early for putting up holiday decorations, but with the amount of snow in my front yard? It’s already looking a LOT like Christmas. Tis the season, indeed!
Whoops, dad’s already caught in a string of lights :-/ Gotta jet!
— Chase Superman Duffy
P.S. – Happy Hanukah to those who celebrate!