Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Puddle



Giant inflatable decorations are all the rage here in the burbs. I'm so glad my neighbors don't have one of them, they make an awful whirring/whooshing sound all night.

During the day there are puddles of them all over lawns throughout town.

My granddaughter Hope was appalled the first time she saw one. "Santa melted!" she cried out. Now, at the wise old age of 3, she plays a game of trying to figure out what they'll look like inflated.

Next week I'll share some fully formed Santas.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a hoot!! Kind of looks like I feel this morning!! Enjoy your day! Hugs to Hope and to you!!

Crack You Whip said...

I saw a Santa "melted" on the ground yesterday and became sad. They are fun at night, but so depressing to see them down during the day.

TexWisGirl said...

hilarious!

Daryl said...

so funny .. i just got back from Cincinnati where every lawn has some sort of decoration or many ... at night the inflatables are big and blown up .. during the day .. flat and fizzled .. my friend Mary explained that they aren't blown up like a balloon but kept inflated by power/electricity .. i had no idea .. so now explain why you'd keep a blow up inflated in the dark and not inflated during the day????????

Jidhu Jose said...

cool

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Jane said...

Interesting shot, I like the red lights:)

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, your granddaughter is a slight bit upset, oh.

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh my word. Mrs. Claus has put Santa on a diet.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've seen a few of these and agree that I'm glad no one in my neighbourhood has any. :)) I love Hope's comment!!

Cloudia said...

LOL




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Gattina said...

Lol ! Santa melted, that's so cute !

Ralph said...

Perhaps this is like the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy made the Wicked Witch of tis West melt. Too bad, Santa, like the witch, was such a dynamic character prior to his unfortunate mishap...

Mike said...

Around here they keep them going 24/7.

Ron said...

"My granddaughter Hope was appalled the first time she saw one. "Santa melted!"

OMG...how CUTE is that!!!!!

Ralph took the words right out of my mouth because I was going to say it reminded me of when the witch in The Wizard Of OZ melted!

"Oh, what a world....what a world..."

Great photo, Dianne!

X to you and Hope!

Liz said...

Lol. I'm trying to imagine the way she said "Santa melted." Fun post!

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Simply Delicious said...

Haha. Cute post.

Danielle said...

These things drive me totally insane!!!! This shot and your titled gave me some great giggles this morning.

Carletta said...

I remember once a few years ago when we were looking for our new home we came across a property that I bet had 25 or more of these deflated on the ground.
I like Hope's interpretation!

Rebecca said...

Ha! Too funny... I detest the inflatables also and I can't imagine the amount of money that are spent on these "decorations." At least your granddaughter enjoys them :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You should try to imagine what it's like to be in a senior citizen RV resort with all those dead Santas lying in people's yards. Just too awful.

Leave It To Davis said...

lol....cute granddaughter. I like those when they are inflated at night, but during the day, they take away from other decorations that are beautiful by daylight. We don't and won't own one.