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Pulling up the driveway to the daycare giver’s home, Jacob acknowledged two green artificial wreaths with red satin ribbon hanging on the outside of two windows.

“There’s the wreaths,” he said.

“You like them, don’t you?” I asked him, remembering how he pointed them out the previous day.

“Yes,” he smiled.

“Why?” I asked.

“They’re red and they’re green,” he said.

I smiled. How sweet. Something so simple catches a preschooler’s eye and he marvels at it.

Putting wreaths on windows is something that I have wanted to do for some time, but finances have prevented me from doing so. I asked Jacob if we should do decorative wreaths on our windows next year. He said yes.

“Two upstairs and one downstairs,” he said, referring to the bay window on the first floor that faces front and, well, there are actually three windows upstairs facing front, so we would need three wreaths.

I guess we’ll have to hit the after-Christmas sales when decor prices are slashed to get five wreaths — with red ribbons, of course.