Then we forgotaboutit.
Christmas Eve, we had a really nice family dinner, complete with good china in the dining room. It’s the only time we ever dress up and light candles. My Parents always come over. Afterwards we go to the late service at church.
Driving home later, the roads were quiet. It had been raining most of the day, and the sky was overcast. No stars.
We took a slow drive through the neighborhood, looking at all the Christmas lights. When we pulled up to our house my Son said, “What the freak is that in the front yard?”
Darth Maul had been converted to Santa – by way of a hat and beard. A gift hung from a bag on his light saber. He had been nailed to a tree in the front yard.
We all stood in the front yard, hooting and giggling. It was perfect.
I think it was the best Christmas gift ever, falling asleep laughing.