Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day!

Maybe May Day is an old school holiday that is on it’s last leg, but we did our best to celebrate here today.  Well, maybe it wasn’t our “best” effort, but we did what we could with the time we had.

The kids kind of questioned my recount of what happens on May Day, but the idea of leaving cones of candy on their friends’ doorsteps, and getting to ring doorbells and run away was appealing to them no matter what day it is.  They thought the cones I made were ugly (they were), but it was 5:30 pm before I told them about May Day and we still needed to eat dinner before Ellie’s soccer practice so “cute” wasn’t high on my list of priorities.

I told them they were suppose to be sneaky so the neighbors didn’t know who left the treats.


They ran across the street yelling at each other to look both ways, screaming and giggling.  Inconspicuous isn’t in their vocabulary yet.

During dinner the doorbell rang and the kids sprinted for the front door (again, screaming).  It was a roofing contractor who saw our ugly roof and stopped to try to drum up some business.  I bet he’s never been received with such glee before.

Happy May Day!

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