You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

O, Christmas Tree!

In years past, like the past 11 years, I've experienced an odd deja vu around this time. In a Groundhog Day type experience I relive the same conversation with the same person. It's amazing and fascinating to think back on.

One of us spouse-types likes to get the Christmas tree before the turkey drippings begin to congeal. The other spouse-type likes to wait until mid December thinking the tree will still look pretty and fresh come Christmas morning.

Now that we have 3 younger kids with strong opinions and big vocal chords, the push has definitely been towards the sooner-is-better camp. But the pretty-and-fresh camp has held out and won most often.

Well, this year Shane is probably the healthiest he has been since birth, and in case you haven't noticed, he has the strongest opinions and undoubtedly the biggest vocal chords. Plus he's just darn cute. So the sooner-the-better camp won this year and we put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Perhaps this will be a new trend?

After the insanity excitement of putting the tree up early, we didn't take a picture of the finished product. But it's purty and the kids love it.

Oh, and the spouse-types have the same 'debate' over when the outside lights should be hung - though not turned on necessarily. Mid-November when it's still warm, or mid-December when it's not.

Groundhog Day. Love it.


Jen said...

We always put ours up the day after Thanksgiving. Thankfully, hubs was here to help this year. I do the outside too and while I tried to get it up, the temps dropped, so no lights yet.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

My wife is usually raring to go right after Thanksgiving, but is lollygagging this year. Good for me, the ultimate procrastinator!


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