I remember pulling myself away from The Cosby Show long enough to look around the house the year Buddy turned 1 and think that whoever was in charge of the Halloween decorations was doing a lousy job. I mean, even Cliff and Claire had a pumpkin and some chrysanthemums! Then it occurred to me who the slacker decorator was. Oh! Yeah.
After that I started picking up a few things here and there. I decided that every year I could afford it I would add one fun, trendy decoration to my fall, Christmas, and spring stash. Fall and Christmas went pretty well on that plan. But spring? -- spring is not my favorite season, so I don't really get excited about redecorating.
Which brings me to my point. (you
Do decorations have an expiration date?
'Cause after 20 years, some of these little gems are looking a bit - I was going to say "dated" but I think "undead" is a better term for what's really going on here. They keep coming out year after year. There is no reasonable explanation as to why they are still around! I get things out and reminisce, but a lot of the things go straight back into their little coffins, and back up to the loft.
Because they are things like stuffed calico pumpkins and rafia door hangers with various painted wooden hangie things. Most of it very very orange.
I've got about 4 large rubbermaid tubs of Halloween and Christmas decorations that I'm definitely not putting out, but I can't throw away. Is that a problem?
I'm being haunted by my decorations!
Any suggestions? Wooden stakes? garlic? A very bad rendition of the Thriller dance?
'Cause I'm preparing to do whatever it takes.