Yes, it’s true, Americans like to go over the top.
Christian’s been loving the lights this holiday season, so we made a point of visiting Candy Cane Lane (actually, El Corzo Lane in Rancho Santa Margarita) on Christmas Eve. Bella came, but only under duress, and then when we got there, insisted on staying in the car. Oh well – the little dude was impressed anyway. (Since then, Bella’s made up for her typical truculent behavior with lots of thoughtful help in the kitchen and with Christian.)