Tonight I was driving home from teaching a grad class and I decided to stop and check on my mom.
As I drove, I noticed several houses along the way that still had lights on their bushes and trees. Christmas lights? I wasn’t sure because they were stands of white lights, which looked very pretty, but to me they looked like Christmas lights.
It’s March. Now I’m guilty of leaving my tree up for far too long into January, but that’s more out of sheer laziness and the fact that no one can see if from the outside. Plus it’s pretty. These lights felt very holiday to me. And seriously, it’s March!
I don’t want to appear too judgmental, because I have no idea if these houses just enjoy a nice light display with no holiday attachment. I’m just saying it felt holiday-ish to me. And I’m also just saying that March feels just a tad too late to still have a holiday display up. It’s not like the lights were green for St. Patrick’s Day.
So finally I pull down my mom’s street and as I approach her driveway….and this is what greeted me:
Now here, I feel confident judging because I know for a fact that these are from Christmas because I helped to put them up. My judgement was misplaced, because it should have been directed toward my own family.
I just need to know….when do you consider holiday lights to be past their prime?