4 years, 11 months.
This past weekend, exactly two months before Christmas, our family bought our first official artificial Christmas tree. I call in our “clip-on tie” Christmas tree.
I am very pleased with it. Not only did we only pay $30 for it by the time we used our Lowe’s coupon, but the tree came pre-lit!
It’s no secret that while I am gifted in the creative department, I am completely bankrupt when it comes to mechanical skills.
But there was nothing complicated about assembling this tree. I just took it out of the box and stuck it in its stand.
The tree came in two halves with a connected cord for the lights. So I just simply spread out the twigs like a fan and was done.
In the 7 years Mommy and I have been married, we never really bothered to get a little Christmas tree since we lived in a townhouse and opened the presents at Nonna and Papa’s house anyway.
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Things changed this year, though. We have our own real house.
Romantically Mommy and I liked the idea of a real tree, but Mommy didn’t like the idea of the mess it would bring in our new house, and I didn’t like the idea of having to set it up.
So a 4 and a half foot tall “clip-on” tie version of a Christmas tree ended up being the perfect fit for our family.
As I was taking care of the tree, Mommy was wrapping the gifts for our extended family, while listening to traditional Christmas music on YouTube.
Christmas is about 2 months away, but our tree is up and the gifts are bought and wrapped.
With all the inevitable upcoming holiday clichés, like “the hustle and bustle of Christmas,” this is our family’s attempt to get ahead of the stress.
We are ready for Christmas!