The Prude is living in limbo.
Thanksgiving was early this year.
Prude rules dictate no Christmas decorating till December.
But they also require that Thanksgiving decorations come down right after Thanksgiving.
Add the ‘chop your own Christmas tree from farms open only on weekends’ rule
and the Prude’s home is suspended between Thanksgiving and Christmas, between autumn and winter, between rusts and golds and pumpkin, and silver and white and candy cane.
It looks blah.
She should have imitated the float design below.
Toss Prude rules to the wind and leave all the Thanksgiving decorations up while
jamming the Christmas decorations on top of them.
Instead she has bare surfaces in her house and nothing to do with them till we get the Christmas tree on Saturday.
A quick consultation with the Prude’s Rules of Holiday and Seasonal Decorating reminds me that no new decorations shall be put up till all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and polished.
Is there a rule covering what kind of music to play during the inter-seasonal cleanup?
(Special thanks to my daughter-in-law Danielle who inspired the title by doing exactly that)