Two years ago, we had a few of those white reindeer that go on your front lawn for Christmas. You know the ones, they’re everywhere. Well, I got bored with them and ended up selling them at a garage sale we had. Fast-forward to this year, and Nicholas has definitely gotten into the Christmas spirit big-time, everything from giving me detailed commentary on who has good decorations and who doesn’t, to tracking Santa’s every move.
Well, we decorate a lot outside, in good taste, I assure you, but Nicholas decided there was one thing we’re missing. I’m sure you can guess … our front lawn needed reindeer. I made a mental note of it and planned to go get some in the after-Christmas sales. And I tried wholeheartedly. I left the house on Tuesday at 10 am and didn’t stop until around 3. I set out to mainly look for the reindeer for him and a few ornaments, and the pink stuff at Pier 1 (you KNOW I was all over that. Hello? Valentine’s Day!). Every single store I went to was sold out of the reindeer, and sales associate after sales associate told me “they were the first thing to go.” What, is there a little group of four-year-old decorators getting a jump on next year already? And here I thought it was just Nicholas.
So, I came home, completely let down that I couldn’t find them for him, and ended up ordering them online. Luckily they were 50% off on Linens ‘n Things website, so it wasn’t too bad. And then yesterday, I walk into Rite-Aid to pick up a few things, and what do I see? The freakin’ reindeer!! Now these weren’t the larger, more popular versions that he had seen. These were more like baby reindeer, but you can bet Britney Spears’ bad taste that I bought all four they had.
So next year, when you’re driving through the neighborhoods admiring everyone’s Christmas decorations, just look for the house with a herd of deer. That’ll be us.
A year ago today… just a mish-mash.