What, your family holiday gatherings don’t look like this?
Two kindergarteners were examining it.
“We’re just looking at it,” one said, when I reminded them not to touch. “It’s good,” was his conclusion about the tree.
The other one agreed, seriously. “It’s good.” I concur.
The computer teacher’s Elf on the Shelf has a phone to text Santa if the kids are naughty. One of the kids kept yelling it wasn’t real because it was a sticker. She told the kids a) it’s not a sticker, it’s a force field and b) he has 4G and an unlimited data plan. She’s too clever by half, that one.
The tree came out tonight. I keep it in the basement covered in a plastic bag. No muss, no fuss. (A trick I learned from my dad; he and his office-mate did so with their work tree at the Local Corporate Giant in the 1970s and early 1980s.)
It’s only 4 feet, with built in lights. With no kids, but a cat, I keep my decorating simple. Works for me.
One of my favorite ornaments was made by my friend Denise out of an old library book!
ABC Family has apparently decided its 25 Days of Christmas isn’t enough, so it’s started showing Christmas movies today as a “Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas.”
Please get a grip, people.
It’s NOVEMBER 18th!