At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of What?

Our household is dominated by men with my husband and our three sons, thus by necessity our decor is rather rugged and practical with leather sofas, easy to wipe off, solid surfaces floors, also easy to clean, and bare minimum, bric-a-brac, mostly nonbreakable wooden objects.

So you see, for us, decorating for the holidays has never been a high priority. My men would rather have a decorate cake or cookies than a decorate house, or let's get real with the festive food, such as  roasted turkey and dressing (Thanksgiving), Grilled rib-eyes (Christmas), BBQ chicken wings (4th of July) and bacon on anything from the cookies to the cake!!!

So aside from a crepe paper turkey on the dining room table, and our Christmas tree and naivety sets, our holiday decor has also been at a bare minimum. 

Enter Isaac and his challenges and our attempts to teach him about the holidays. Unless we want Isaac to be thinking, "4th of What?" -- we obviously need to make a bigger effort to immerse him into whatever holiday or season is at hand. Hence, our attempt at bunting - via the Dollar Store. 

It's not overwhelming, but it is a start.

Isaac has enjoyed the bunting flags and learning the sign for flag. 

FLAG: (Rest your right elbow on the back of your left hand, and holding your right arm straight like a pole, you loosely wave your right hand, as if it were a flag waving in the breeze.)

Of course, Isaac would just rather wildly wave his flag,...he's all of 3.5,...and with his challenges it might take a while for the significance of holidays to sink in. 

In the meantime our foyer is going to be holiday central with seasonal decorations as over the top as my time, ingenuity, and wallet can make them. Already we are set for the 4th of July. 

Wet weather predicted for our 4th, but hopefully we'll get to take in a baseball game (a first for Isaac) and view some fireworks.

Hope everyone else has drier weather and a safe and festive 4th of July for those celebrating or just a really nice summer day for everyone else. 

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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