In keeping with the idea that I’ve been trying to be better about holiday activities for the kids, I let them talk me into putting up the tree. It’s not that I don’t want to put our Christmas tree up, I just always feel like I don’t have time to do everything involved. I don’t want to haul the boxes upstairs. I don’t want to rearrange the house. I don’t want to put down what I’m doing. Then I feel guilty about it. Last year I put it off until a few days before Christmas.
We don’t have any pretty picture windows, or for that matter any real space to set up a Christmas tree that isn’t already occupied by furniture. We decided to rearrange the sectional and put the tree in the corner of the living room. That involved moving the sectional parts and finding all the lost treasures under it. Also, it involved vacuuming up a lot of cereal and goldfish crackers that had sought refuge under the parts of the couch I don’t usually move.
Anyway, the kids were excited. They love digging through the box of ornaments and finding items we’ve saved from school that were made for our tree. Every time I finally decided to go through with a project, I end up having a good time with the kids.