I found this little "gift" under the tree this year and it made me laugh:
Bubbalu actually did not destroy any of our ornaments. I buy all my ornaments at JoAnn's because I figure one way or another they will be crushed/smashed/dented/melted/whathaveyou and I don't want to wig out about it. He was excited to have a tree in our house, but other than that he just kind of ignored it.
Speaking of our Christmas tree, this was the first year we as a married couple had a real tree!
I KNOW. It's shocking.
I actually had 3 trees up this year:
- Main living room tree as seen above.
- Prelit undecorated tree in upstairs master bedroom window to be seen from street.
- Dinky tree above doorway that never got decorated (bed rest got in the way).
Oh well, there's always next year.
I loved our main tree. It was such a well-behaved tree. It didn't drop needles, it smelled good, it didn't fall over and was still alive and drinking the day my Mom took it down.
Don't know if I said it yet, but thank you Mom.
She took it down and put all my Christmas decor (which was minimal at best) away for me while I was tending to Lil Chick in the hospital. The tree was still in really great shape and I really would have liked to keep it up until it died.
However, common sense got the better of me. I realized taking that massive tree down and the subsequent cleanup of needles and ornaments really didn't fit into my January plans of rest, recuperation and keeping 2 children alive and thriving.
Still, I was sad for it to be gone. I never even got to say goodbye.
Do you all have your trees and Christmas decor down? Or should I send my Mom over to your house?