|Toy Soldiers aren't playing around
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Earlier this month I helped my parents by putting up the Christmas lights at their house. As I was going through the items they normally decorate with, I came across two of those hard plastic light up toy soldiers. They stand about three feet tall and I always find them to be a festive part of the display. My dad told me he wasn't going to put them out this year and asked if I wanted them. I've always found my outdoor decorations a bit bland, so I jumped at the chance to spice things up. Little did I know how much this duo would spice things up around my house.
The soldiers would not stay standing on the front porch. The slightest wind would send them tumbling to the ground. After several days of picking them up and trying to secure them to anything I could find, I came up with the brilliant idea of putting the decorations in the window of our bonus room over the garage. They were the perfect height and width for the window sill and the wind wouldn't be a factor. All was well until Wednesday night.
|The bulb and carpet
Earlier in the evening, my daughter had bumped into the figure, so I'm wondering if that somehow knocked it loose before it eventually dropped to the floor. I'm just thankful my wife was awake and found the problem. I hate to think what would have happened had we not been home or had all been in bed when this occurred.
Both incidents have served as a reminder to be careful with your decorations during the holidays. Life can change in an instant. Be safe and Merry Christmas.