Hello, my name is LSM, and I do not have a Christmas tree. Well, I sort of have three Christmas trees–the kids’ tree in the game room, a small tree in the foyer, and a smaller tree out on the front porch. The tree upstairs is up and has lights–half of which seem to be working. The kids haven’t gotten around to decorating it. The tree on the porch has lights that work. Unfortunately, there’s something wrong with the plug out there, so they don’t work in the current location. There’s nothing actually wrong with the tree in the foyer. It has white lights and a bow on top. I sometimes remember to turn it on.
But, there’s a big gap in our holiday decorations. A live-tree-shaped gap in the formal living room. There are wrapped presents stacked in the corner, but no tree for them to be lovingly placed under.
We are Christmas tree purists. We get a live tree each and every year, proving our devotion to tradition and the constant picking up of evergreen needles. I harbor a secret wish for an artificial tree (though my experience with the bargain tree in the game room leads me to believe this may be a case of “the tree is always greener on the other side of the store’ syndrome”). My children and even Adventure Guy won’t hear of such sacrilege. It’s a live tree or nothing for us!
Except right now, it’s nothing because we’ve been so busy lately we can’t find a time for all of us to both get to a tree lot and then participate in decorating the fruits of that labor. For now, we’ve decided we’ll attempt a trip on Sunday evening. Wish us luck!