Monday, November 28, 2011

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff... like bingle balls and whofoo fluff...

deck the halls

This was almost a year without a tree... or at least a year where the tree went up without me. This weekend was pretty much it if we were going to do it before I take off for school.  Saturday was gobbled up by the large stack of essays I needed to finish, so the plan was to do it Sunday.  Two wily cats with some emergency veterinary issues almost put a stop to it.  By the time I ran all over town Sunday and E dealt with vets we didn't think we were up to decorating and we told the kids as much.

About ten minutes later they came out and Henry, as spokesperson for the kid contingent, told us that they discussed it and since we had been promising for two days, he believed we needed to have a Christmas tree TODAY.  It was the most adorable thing I've ever seen them do.  My little monkeys, uniting to express their discontent.  #OccupyLivingRoom

Needless to say, we gave to a little pressure and the tree got done.  It's so much easier now that they can help, although there's a heavy distribution of ornaments on the bottom third of the tree.  Henry did spend a lot of time with his hand in the ornament box, just staring at Megamind on the TV.  I guess that's how it is when you're six.  I am so happy that this is all set and I won't have to worry about getting it done when I return (during finals week at work).

E and I are currently watching Boardwalk Empire by the light of the tree.  My favorite.  Let the Christmas fun begin!


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