We took a long walk around the neighborhood, it was nearly 70 degrees, since it's never cold anymore. Last night we went out for pizza and the guy grating Parmesan cheese for us told Josie it was "like snow" and I wanted to tell him that she's never seen snow, maybe won't see snow, between last year's heat wave and this year's drought I have a bad feeling that snow was a relic from my childhood.
We drove around looking for Christmas lights last night even though it's only November 24th, none of the big displays we usually see are up yet. Bummer! But a few houses are lit up and Josie eats it up. She wants to get in the spirit and tells us, "I have to put out my spider!" referring to the giant inflatable light up black widow that we had in front of the house for halloween. Then we explain that the spider was for halloween which is over (a sad truth she refuses to accept, still) and that we will put out christmas lights.
Marc and I have a tradition of doing Christmas every other year. On the off-years we're spending christmas in Kansas City with my family and don't see as much point to decorating our own house. This is an on year, when we'd normally decorate, get a Christmas tree, all that. I had a coworker tell me that since we have a kid now we will not be able to get away with skipping christmas, ever. I mean we always did presents, just didn't go all out. But now I kinda see her point, even if this is an on year, the idea that we'll have the lights out before December is pretty amazing. But we have to do something to try and move this poor confused child past halloween.