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It's Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkin

When someone you live with has autism, you learn to pick your battles.

This week, Senior Management and I took our daughters to the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant. They have a lovely aquarium there. We had a great time. Unfortunately, one of the amusement arcades was changing its store front in preparation for the Halloween season as we passed.

Long story short, as soon as we got to home, our youngest (by two minutes) insisted we get out the pumpkin cookie jar, the themed tea towels, tea cups/straws/beakers/plates and anything else with a Fall/Halloween motif, along with the relevant decorations.

On the bright side, we live in the US now, where Halloween and Thanksgiving are big events on the social calendar, so we probably won't have to get out the Christmas decorations for a couple of months yet - back in the UK, Santa makes his first appearance in store windows as early as September.


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rowyn
Aug. 27th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)

You are the first person I've seen compliment my country on how *late* it is before Christmas decorations come out. :D

jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
Lol, it's all relative :)
starry_diadem
Aug. 28th, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
back in the UK, Santa makes his first appearance in store windows as early as September.

August. I was in Norwich last Saturday for a wedding, and with time to spare went into John Lewis for a coffee. On the lift board showing all the departments, the coffee shop was listed right by the 'Christmas Shop'.
jongibbs
Aug. 28th, 2015 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh dear. I hope they weren't playing carols as background music :)
space_road
Aug. 28th, 2015 07:10 am (UTC)
A few years ago young people celebrated Halloween here. But these days celebrating is strictly prohibited.Nothing doing.
jongibbs
Aug. 28th, 2015 07:17 am (UTC)
I really like the way the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It focuses on family and togetherness (in much the same way I suspect Europeans did Christmas a century or two ago).
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