Friday, October 25, 2013
Noel - Merry Monday #80
The weekend is upon us and it is THAT weekend around here..............the one where we head out to the tree farm and tag our Christmas trees. This year we will need three perfect trees - one for my daughter's house, my son's and ours. But my favorite Christmas tree is a small artificial tree that sits in my attic - still decorated. My kids had small artificial trees in their bedrooms when they were young. Every year my daughter would decorate hers perfectly with a theme or her favorite colors but my son's tree.....well that was another story. Any ornament or trinket that got broken or squashed or torn would be rescued from the trash and hung on his tree. He couldn't stand the thought of throwing away a Christmas ornament. So what if Santa on skis only had one ski! Who cares that Rudolph's red nose was long gone? And as long as one bubble light still bubbled the strand worked fine as far as he was concerned. He told his tree every night how special it was and I still can't bring myself to throw it out twenty years later! It might be time to pass that tree back to its rightful owner this year............
I am playing along with the Merry Monday challenge this week.