Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Tree Nazi

Christmas traditons are always fun, like putting up the tree. As we were begining to decorate ours my mother called. I figured I'd talk to her a bit while my daughter and husband put on the lights. No big deal, right? When I got off the phone I came out to see one bare tree. Jeepers they couldn't even do that, I thought. Now I'm angry. My daughter is annoyed at me for grumbling and says she'll put on the damn lights, (my husband is safely tucked away in the family room). Are we having fun yet?
"No I'll do it", I tell her.
"Well I'll help", she replies.
She goes on to tell me that I'm soooo picky when it comes to hiding the wires from the lights no one wants to do it without me supervising.
"If you want to know someone who's really picky you should see your grandmother", I said. "Where do you think I get it from?"
Ah tradition, handed down from one generation to the next!

By the way, they let me do the garland by myself. It's more calmer that way.


  1. I'm particular about lights too. You only have a tree once a year, it should be done right!

    Merry Christmas.


  2. Ironically, my hubby often purchases, sets up and trims the tree before I make it out from behind my laptop and off of the couch! Lol! I LOVE the holiday decorations, etc. but am not always into setting it up. I did a pretty damn good job @ taking everything down @ 5am one morning!! It's ALL about the healthy balance :)

  3. Now I know you're a crazy lady, Tuere. 5 in the morning, jeez. You wouldn't get me up at that time unless I have to go to work that day. :)