Wednesday, December 4, 2013

the scrooge who still put up a tree

I have a secret. I'm kind of a scrooge sometimes.
When my kids asked to put our Christmas tree up, I put them off for several days.
Then yesterday (when the kids were begging) I knew I couldn't put it off anymore or else Christmas would happen before our tree even went up.
I said, "Are you guys sure you want a tree this year? Really? Are you sure?"
They said yes. Then they dragged the two boxes out of storage and helped me put it all together.
I'm not sure why I'm a scrooge, because I love sparkly things.
But I've been that way for at least a quarter of a century. That's a lot of Bah Humbugs.
Maybe it's all the extra work setting up something you just have to take down in a few weeks.
But the kids love it. They enjoy reliving memories with decorations we've collected over the years.
And secretly, I'm kind of glad they make me put a tree up every year,
even if their mom is all, "Bah, Humbug" the whole time.

(Just to keep things real, right after this picture was taken I said, "scoot closer together so I can get a better picture," and Josh wouldn't let anyone touch him, and Ethan kept poking Josh, because Josh didn't like it, and we all went to bed mad. See? Bah Humbug!)

Enjoy this cute Christmas video about the reason behind Christmas:


  1. To tell you the truth, I've been like that for a couple of years too. I think my problem is the laziness though. I just know it takes a couple of hours to set everything up and I know that in a month I'll have to take it down. Sooo I am never eager to do it, but when it's up I love it. It's kind of magical. :)

    1. Glad to know I'm not alone in my semi-scrooge-ness :)