I am at odds with our Christmas tree, I both love it and hate it in equal parts. I swore that I wasn’t going to have one this year, now we are empty nesters and I find myself fretting over my girls maybe having to divide themselves between their duties to their partners and their families, along with my fear of spending all day home alone, the sparkle of Christmas has dimmed.
It was only a few weeks back while shopping and hearing my first piece of this years Christmas carols that my stomach did a butterfly churning and now I realise that it wasn’t excitement it was angst. I’m lucky I’ve got good friends in the Oldfields, when we were talking about what was what, it turns out they may be partially alone for the day to so we cooked something up.
Fretting over sharing
I am guessing the girls feel the same way, there is still only the four of us but their family has extended and for that I am grateful. So as I was rabbiting on about not putting the tree up Brittany suggested that they come over and help, that was all the prompt I needed, so I gathered them all up and gave them some instructions (not enough really) and we were done and dusted in an hour. A promise of a BBQ and a chat on the lawn finished the day for us. How lucky I am xx
Rounding up the troops
The boys job was the bannister, Brittany and I the tree and much to Samantha’s joy she only had to put together two stars (she doesn’t see the point either in having a tree and refuses to have one) Well fair call if she did have one the puppies would have a good go at it. Brittany’s cats are having a tender play with hers, I am sure she will come home and find the tree laying down, decorations spread far and wide and know doubt her Walt would have spirited a few away, now a bit like woody who was sitting up when I went to work but was clearly overwhelmed by the time I came home, perhaps it was all a bit too much or the toys have come out to play while I was away.
I do love lights, that is one part of Christmas when I do go a bit crazy, aside from the fact that Michael looked at me sideways when I asked him to hose the tree down the day before we decorated. But think about all the dust that thing collects year after year, I swear I can smell dust !
I have a confession to make, my friend Tracey messaged me and was a bit surprised that I loosened my grip on letting others help me decorate, well Tracy, I have been fiddling with the bannister decorations as they were FLAT, a bit of fluffy was urgently required.
Was your tree decorating experience and feelings like mine?
Are we too busy now with life in general to take the time to stop and breath?
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