Saturday, December 18, 2010
I wanted to put my tree up in September, yet it's still not up...
In September I was struck by the sudden urge to put up my Christmas tree. I realized it was a crazy idea and kicked it to the back of my brain. October passed by with all the Hallowe'en buzz and other then commenting on how the damn Christmas displays just keep coming out earlier each year, I didn't think of it much. November came around and suddenly serious thoughts of putting up the tree filled me with a paranoid dread. Where was it going to go? How would I keep the baby/cat/preschooler the heck out of it? I started to panic as I realized that we have more furniture then we did last year, and all of it is going to have to be moved around.
Thankfully my husband stepped in and just started bringing all the boxes down from the attic one day. He calmly fended off G-Girls' frantic excitement and had infinite patience with letting her help hang ornaments. He hung about a quarter of the ornaments and then told me I could take care of the rest.
So about five days ago my tree finally went up. Sort of. It's still sitting smack in the middle of my dining room. The dining room table is covered in boxes and tissue paper. The plastic crates that hold everything are strewn about the room. I have got to get it together and get this decorating thing done.
And then there's the Advent calendar. You know the whole count down the 24 days 'til Christmas thing? We have this adorable Playmobile one that is seeing it's third year in service. Santa bringing food to all the little animals in the forest. It's disgustingly cute and G-Girl loves it. The thing is, we didn't hang it up until December 9th. My husband and I were glancing at each other and hanging our heads in shame as my daughter opened nine little boxes all in one day.
Overall I'm feeling some serious guilt that my house isn't decorated and I only have my tree half done and it's already December 18th. How are the rest of you faring?
Kimberly over at All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something is the brain child behind Secret Mommyhood Confessions Saturday. Yeah she's all decorated for Christmas. Go check out her site and read all about her secret tacky Christmas village.