We had one of those parenting moments this weekend where you start to wonder if your kids actually know how to work (even better if they can work without complaining). So Steve created a list of jobs the kids needed to work on. One of those tasks was putting up the Christmas lights.

We didn’t need them up this early, but it was a good job the kids could work on. Each year, Hunter is the foreman on this project and he knows how to lead the troops. Just last year, Bennett was begging to go on the roof and help. This year getting to climb on the roof has lost its luster.

Briggs on the other hand is anxious for his time on the roof, but for now will enjoy the view from the walkway with a popsicle and gatorade after completing one of his jobs in the backyard.

As a side note – we switched to magnetic lights last year and they are a game changer. Each light has a magnetic back that sticks to our drip edge. It makes for beautiful, crisp lines and the installation and take down is a breeze. I’m sure there are several companies that make these types of lights but we purchased ours from here. It’s a bit of an investment, but we were buying new sets every year because bulbs would go out and the whole line would go down. So I think in the long run this will be much better.