I had a pre-holiday party
for a bunch of girlfriends
and spent a good deal of time this week
getting everything to look just right.
Evergreens with twinkling lights,
wreath on the front door,
coordinating dessert trays on the table.
About an hour before the guests arrived,
my six-year-old decided
I’d missed one crucial detail:
a highway on the front sidewalk
and abstract designs
covering the driveway.
I actually loved how my friends
were welcomed right away
with a little bit of whimsy
as they walked up to our door.