He laughed when I said, "And in 8 years when Chunky is outta here..." because he's got two boys himself. One who has never left and the other who will be graduating from college this spring and moving back in.
Sorry boys (and girl!), I don't care what the economy is like, but if your dad and I can make it on a shittacular university "stipend," and an entry level secretaries salary while paying daycare that costs more than our rent--you can figure out how to support yourself!
It's one of the tenets of Evil Mom Society--pushing your baby bird(s) the hell outta the nest!
Anyway, the first few years I was out of the house living in the real world (i.e. post-college; college is a "real world-lite"). I realized I reallllly missed my Mom's orange Betty Crocker cookbook.
So I went onto Amazon and ordered it used for not quite as pretty a penny as that link states.
And then it seems that my nostalgia spread to Christmas decorations.
Two years ago I felt the need to add this Santa lamp to my decorations:
Moochie has since claimed this tree as his own!
It's a 1968 Empire Blow Mold Santa. Pretty standard. Nothing rare or expensive about it. But it totally reminds me of Christmas!
Yesterday, nostalgia reared her ugly head again--
The 1978 inflatable Santa (still in his package!) for $8 on Etsy.
We used to hang this Santa from the light fixture in the kitchen. I know we'd have contests to see how high we could jump to smack Santa around.
I also remember having the honor of getting to blow Santa (up) every year--ha ha!
I've already picked out a light fixture for this Santa when he arrives!
Do you have a favorite childhood holiday decoration?