friday’s five minute fix: celebrate the season
June 22nd, 2012
When you have twins, everything is magnified! It’s monkey-see, monkey-do — for better or worse. The bad side is when one twin decides to, say, climb the fireplace and the other twin decides that must be an absolutely brilliant idea. The good side is that, when one is enthusiastic, the other one usually climbs on board quicker than quick!
I’ve found this to be especially true when it comes to holidays — major or minor. I must have missed the parenting memo, but did you realize that even St. Patrick’s Day is an epic event? Yeah, me either. Color me surprised. Let’s just say that one kiddo talking about the sneaky leprechaun has nothing on two kiddos teaming up to trap the leprechaun. Anyhoo.
The only problem with this is that I have never been crazy about over-the-top seasonal decorating. I adore Christmas and I often use seasonal colors as accents — pinks and reds in February, pastels in the spring, and so on and so forth. But there usually isn’t a “Welcome Fall” sign on my front door. The exception to all of this is entertaining — and, in that case, this girl *loves* a theme. Bring it on!
So what to do? Embrace the seasonal centerpiece. It’s the perfect way to marry my twinks’ love of kitsch — I think this is common to all little ones — with my somewhat restrained aesthetic. Just enough to keep us both happy.
It took five minutes to create and about $16 at Target — $3 for the vase and $1 each for thirteen flags. I may even use this idea with checkered flags for the “Life in the Fast Lane” twins convention. And can you say racing birthday party, anyone?
Happy weekend, y’all!