Because I am not a thief

one pumpkin is not real

Mike: Those pumpkins look familiar. Wait… Please tell me you did not steal them from the neighbor’s front door!

Me: Steal them? What kind of person do you think I am? I knocked on her door and asked to use them!

In the few years my neighbor has lived across the way, I have learned that she loves holidays. She loves decorating, but not in that obnoxious look-at-me-I-am-the-first-person-on-the-block-with-mechanical-Victorian-ornaments, but something more subtle and sweet. She puts just enough work that it doesn’t look haphazard or cheap. I know I will end up using Nathan as a Christmas tree (and say, “Ta-daaa!”) because my cats eat and or knock down whatever I set up. I tried lighting candles once and the two chased each other, knocked into my candle tier and ended up with hot wax all over their fur. This woman does not have any pets. I know inside her home, there are gentle touches of color-coordinated ribbons and undisturbed candles and Pier 1 frames and this, I envy. I don’t envy her enough to steal pumpkins, though.

Actually, I was really tempted to borrow them or put Nathan in his Bumbo seat and do some vigilante pumpkin posing but how would I explain myself? “Yes, I know we’ve never really talked and I do realize that I am in front of your house, with the pumpkins that you bought with your hard-earned money, but yeah–LOOK SOMETHING SHINY OVER THERE!” *This is when I would run, son in tow, and never emerge from the house and teach Nathan to read by using the subtitles off the Gilmore Girls seasons 1-5 DVDs*

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  1. rachel a gilmore girl says:

    I *heart* the Gilmore Girls *sigh*

  2. Sometimes I try to memorize their witty lines so I can talk to Mike and pass them off as my stock phrases. It’s so good.

  3. Mommy off the Record says:

    What a cute little pumpkin costume! I’m glad you asked the neighbors to borrow the pumpkins, but you can’t really blame your hubby for thinking you stole them…given your track record and all…

  4. Anonymous says:

    awwwwww mona…. i love this picture!


  5. MotR: I can’t really blame him either. He knows me too well.

    Cee: thanks šŸ™‚

  6. anne nahm says:

    Can’t…Even…Read…Yet. Too overcome by the cuteness and squee! Squee! Ok, now back to reading.


  8. Nice, Mona. Very cute! I wish I had a camera so I could take pictures of Katelyn all dressed up, posed in some cute fashion, against a witty background, and oh, who am I kidding. I’m too lazy to set up pictures like that. I just point and shoot and hope that something is in front of the camera. šŸ™‚

  9. Anonymous says:

    Borrowing the neighbor’s decorations for the photo is SHEER BRILLIANCE. I’m so stealing that tactic…

  10. Such a cute picture.

    Doesn’t everyone use Gilmore Girls subtitles to teach their children to read? It’s genius, genius I tell you! They would become readers and witty all at the same time!

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