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Friday, November 28, 2008

My Christmas Tree drama..

Those who know me in real life know that I *always* have some sort of drama or another in my life. Drama just flows in my life.

So for weeks, I've been telling my kids 'The day after Thanksgiving, we're going to wake up, we're going to eat breakfast, we're going to get all the Christmas tree stuff up from the basement and start getting the tree up".

So I set out with good intentions. Only it didn't end up that way.

I get to the basement and there's ONE box, containing half my Christmas tree. Where is the other half? I have NO freaking clue. How does a whole damn box of Christmas tree parts go missing? I'm talking one of those big ass red 20 gallon containers with a green lid on top.. just vanished.

So in my smart brain, I decide I'm going to take the kids (I only have my 3 1/2 and 2 year old with me at this point b/c my oldest 2 slept over at their cousins last night) to Target to get a new tree. On Black Friday. Am I freaking insane??? So before I go, I decide to check my decoration box to make sure they're all there.

Guess what? My decoration box is missing. It's at this point that I feel someone is playing a cruel, cruel joke on me. Because now not only is half my Christmas Tree missing, all my decorations are missing.

So off we go to Target to get a new tree, new lights, and new decorations. We score a prime parking spot, and are in and out of Target in 35 minutes. Whew. One disaster out of the way.

Get home and set it up. Get all 600 lights (I get obsessive with lights) on, all 100+ decorations on, and just as we move the tree to where we want it, one of the pieces of the base breaks off and the whole freaking tree topples over, knocking off a bunch of the 100 ornaments we just put on it. Damn it!

So then the kids decide that putting bricks around the base will reinforce the tree and hold it up right. Lesson to self: Bricks will *not* support a 7 foot tree. The tree topples over again.

By this time, we were all done with it. I propped it up in the living room against one of the walls. My father has an extra base that we're *hoping* will fit our tree. I'm hoping tomorrow we can conquer the tree and get all those damn ornaments back on the tree.

So yeah... It was a very eventful day in our house today! Gotta love the holiday season!


sandy said...

You poor thing. I dread doing the tree every year. What starts out with good intentions always ends in chaos at our house. I have had my tree fall over more times then I can count. I hope that this year all goes well.

Bloggymommy said...

Sorry about the drama! That sucks! We had a christmas tree like that when we first got married; it was my parents' first tree from the 70s! FUN! We had to put that white foam stuff in the base to keep it up. And we did that for 3 years! I'm so glad we have a nice tree now. We're putting ours up tomorrow!

Hope you find your boxes! That's weird!