The Saturday after Halloween, one of the boys from the neighborhood came to help with the outside decorations. Robin, as well as other neighbors, hired him to do odd jobs around their houses. He was a good worker and followed instructions well. At the end of the day, the lights were on the house. Robin thought they'd get more done, but her design was so detailed it would take more than one day.
"Not at all." Robin answered in a much calmer voice than Sylvia's. "I have made up my mind to enjoy Christmas this year."
"You enjoy Christmas every year."
"I know, but this year will be extra special. I am going to make sure I celebrate every moment the way I want to celebrate. I don't care how much it costs or how early I have to start. I am going to enjoy Christmas. Just wait till the rest of the yard is done."
"The rest of the yard? You mean there's more?"
"Much more. It's going to knock your socks off."
"Mother, please don't embarrass me. I don't want to be the laughing stock of the neighborhood. Remember I grew up here." Sylvia said.
"Don't be ridiculous. It isn't going to be gaudy. Think of it as Mother's Wonderland."
"Well, just be careful. Don't hurt yourself." Sylvia said as she left the house.