It is aparent in our home that those of us responsible for the safety of our children are not exactly excited about bringing a large toppling evergreen into our home and adorning it with projectiles...
So here sits the spot for our tree, empty.
I tried to convince the children that we opted for the invisible variety of Christmas tree.
"It is all the rage," I said.
"Really, Santa prefers them...not so hard on the eyes!"
"Seriously, they have linked Christmas lights to a rare form of ADD and suggest that people don't put up trees this year in an attempt to remedy the problem."
OK. I would feel like a horrible mom for my older children if we had no tree this year but I am trying to be creative so they have a SANE mom after the Holidays are over.
Small tree on dining room table?
Tree suspended from the ceiling?
Mini-tree on the mantle?
In the laundry room? The garage?
In my minivan?
After each thought I hear the echo of their voices saying,"Mom" in my head accompanied by the disapproving looks and fustrated huffs.
I just can't imagine living the next two weeks watching my Christmas ornament collection dwindle down to a sucked-on Candy Cane and a clothespin reindeer stipped of this pipe-cleaner antlers.
What can ya give me?