Kids, shaking my head....Little Miss Baby best hope she doesn't get coal in her stocking this year.
I went out and bought a Blue Spruce tree this year for the family room. Not quite as large as usual but really pretty. As soon as I got in the door, Megan was on the phone. Great! I told her I bought a Christmas tree. Her response was: "Oh, no! Now, I'm gonna come home and see that tacky tree in the familyroom." TACKY???? I was talking with no words coming out of my mouth. TACKY???? Yep, tacky ornaments, tacky lifesaver candy garland (she has a point with that because we have never found anything we like to replace it) but tacky ornnaments...puhlease. She goes shopping every year with me the day after Christmas. We go to Hallmark, Target, little crafty gift shops, etc., and need I remind her she has chosen most of those "tacky" ornaments, which are not too inexepensive, to say the least, even half off. I swear, we've spent a small fortune on ornaments. Lord, my head was spinning.
My tree is still on the back deck. We haven't gotten it up yet. Boy, am I tempted to have a pine tree bonfire and go out and buy the "tackiest" artificial tree I can find and put some Dollar Store ornaments on it. But I won't because I happen to love our tacky tree as does everyone else who comes here.
This child's nose goes farther in the air with every year of college. She goes to a private college in Pgh and most of her friends are from very well off families. They go way on vacations for Thanksgiving and have companies come in and professionally decorate their homes inside and out. Takes the fun out of Christmas, I think.
The kicker was she was having a fit when I said I was replacing the articial tree in the livingroom. I've had it three years and her and Joey crack up every time they go through the livingroom. Now, she tells me she LOVES that tree. It's adorable with the actual bark pole and the birds and nests on its. Hunh?
I give up....they are just taking all the thrill out of all of this. So, I say, blankety blank them. It's my house and I'm doing it the way I want.
LOL...there is not enough Christmas music to calm this soul down today. Think it's time to say a prayer.......