I never understand the different between a six dollar seventy cent lantern and a fifty cent one. I never got to own such a flowery, short time span toy.
In my childhood, our childhood, we usually end up having Indian dance ritual around several blazing lanterns. The mixture smell of rubber, plastic and paper fills the air of our living corridor. Gray smoke dances like devils under the big glistening moon, every kid's face is flickering with orange color's joy. Our MoonCake festival has always been inexpensive.
I swear, I never eat a moon cake whole too.
Happy Mooncake festival! Although it is 15 days to come. I hope your moon is still the same size, and your children can enjoy better lantern for many years to come.