Keeping up with the Joneses.

You all know the phrase.  You might have used it before.  Sure I am a competitive person but I have never been one who feels the need to keep up with the Joneses.  That is until today.

I love Christmas.  I am one of those people who might listen to a Christmas song or two in August.  But my Jones (my neighbor) has some serious lights on his house.  Nothing too over the top or gaudy but enough that you can see it quite clearly at night.  Well today I drove around with my daughter looking at lights and I felt a little bad about not having lights on my house.

I hung up lights in my daughter’s room so she can turn them on and off anytime she feels like it but I felt I needed to keep up with my Jones.  So when I got home from our Christmas light drive I decide to hang up a few lights.  Nothing crazy mind you but something my daughter can be proud of.

As of right now there are some blinking lights out in front of my house.  Nowhere near the Joneses next door but certainly much closer than this morning.

Although I did hear a rumor about my neighbor wanting to buy a 40 foot inflatable Santa.  There is no way I am keeping up with that Jones.  That is just crazy.  Cool for sure but a little crazy.


About ryanjamesburt

I am a father, husband, accountant, and want to be writer. I try to stay busy so why not keep a blog. I can talk about what is on my mind and maybe entertain some people in the process.
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