"Is your house on fire, Clark?"
Monday, December 07, 2009 2:10 PM
In keeping with the holiday theme of the past few entries, I thought I'd show you my down-the-street neighbor's house. Every year he does this, and every year I marvel at how much work is involved and what his electric bill must be for the month. Steven of course loves it, and makes me drive by it every day, even if we are coming from the opposite direction. And then he has to name all the objects on display. Every. Single. Time.
But I love that he is finally starting to "get" the holidays and their symbols, and not just Christmas. Like yesterday, I was wearing my Indiana University T-shirt and Steven, forever trying to read big words these days, asked me what it said. I told him, he nodded in understanding, then gleefully pointed to the IU symbol and declared, "A menorah! Except a menorah has 8 candles with one in the middle."
Smart as a whip, that one. And multi-cultural to boot.