December 17, 2009 |
Lights, Lights and More Lights!
We may go overboard with decorating for Christmas but it is so much fun! I think the best part of it all is experiencing it with children. I wish my desires were as simple as theirs. It is a shame we lose the excitement which little things bring as we grow up!
Since the artificial tree we purchased after Christmas last year was of the pre-lit variety, we have quite a few extra strands of light. The hallway, as you can see here, is decorated with garland and lights. They work well as night lights but are a bit too bright. So, we unplug them for bedtime.
The boys went all out and have Christmas light going from one corner of the room to the opposite corner and then sort or higgly piggly. The effect is a sort of glowing, drapey spiderweb! We did insist that they unwrap it from the ceiling fan just in case it got turned on!
The girls room is more sophisticated with the lights attached at the ceiling and going around the room in a more orderly fashion.
Hopefully our power bill will not be astronomical this month. Even if it is higher, it is worth it to see their enjoyment of such simple pleasures. (We do turn them off when leaving the room!)