When I was younger, I always got so excited after Halloween because that meant Thanksgiving and Christmas were on their way. My mother used to have decorating assignments for me to do for the house; spray the ornaments with glitter, sew the stockings, place the lights on the roof, etc. It was just always so much fun for me to do all these activities because I got to do them with my family, especially my mom. But as time went by, our traditional decorating of the house began to deteriorate. My mom started working, I began taking A.P. classes and also I got a job. First, the lights ceased to be put up, then the ornaments started to fall apart and the stockings seemed to be too much of a clutter in front of the fireplace. Even today our work ethic for our own house seems to have disappeared when it comes to the holiday spirit.