We put out most of our Christmas decorations last week but didn’t do our tree until this weekend. Actually, it’s one of our trees. We’ve decided we’re going to have two this year. This one tiny one you see here (it’s a $50, 6-foot, pre-lit from Target) and then we’re going to get a REAL tree. I’ve never gotten one before but E really wants one this year so we’re going to get that one and put it upstairs. Is it obnoxious to have two trees? Maybe. But that’s why I went cheapo on the one downstairs…to try to lessen the Obnoxious Factor a bit.
(We had to buy a new tree because our old tree was made for a house with 9-ft ceilings of which there are NONE in this house. Too bad, too. I loved that tree. It was a hand-me-down, but it was better than any tree would could have ever afforded!)
As with any time you have a small child help you decorate a tree, those branches you see Wes helping with up there had 33 ornaments on them by the time we were done. I spent naptime that day trying to re-distribute them off the bottom branches so that my cats (who sleep under it, of course) wouldn’t think we had put up one gigantic toy for them in the sitting room.
I think it’s adorable. And hopefully not too pitiful. It’s actually still nicer than the one E and I had when he was little because it wasn’t pre-lit. Now, as soon as E is finished with his Christmas Play this week we’ll make a plan to go get the real tree for upstairs. I think that’s the one Santa will visit since it’s closer to the fireplace. Do you have any tips on real trees? I need to buy a stand, right? How early should we buy it? I’ve seen people buying them now so it shouldn’t be too early, right?