At the risk of sounding like the Grinch of Christmas trees, I have to admit, I hate putting up ours. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that:
a) I'm a Virgo
b) I'm a perfectionist
c) I'm anal about decoration distribution
At our house I am known as the Christmas tree Nazi, and although I'm not proud of this title, there's no denying it...I am not cool or laid back when it comes to decorating our tree.
our tree 2009
I know this is silly, I know I'm a control freak and I know I'm stifling my childrens creativity etc etc. Even though our funny little shop house is currently a l-o-n-g way from perfect I'm afraid I can't chill out and live with a wonky tree (and this coming from someone who loves wonky?)
It's traditional, at our house to put up the tree twelve days before Christmas (none of this 1st of December business here!) A convenient tradition for someone like me, wouldn't you agree...
Anyway, today, after much nagging from the girlies, I ventured into the depths of our shed to hunt down our tree and decs (we've got some lovely vintage ones I've collected over the years) and guess what? I was granted a reprieve because our white Christmas tree has turned yellow. And you know now, don't you, there's no way that thing's getting decorated!
Now I'm on the hunt for a new tree. I really like these:
But these trees...as much as I admire their makers creativity, leave me cold. I do not get them, do you?
Would I be a complete failure if I gave in and decorated one of Anthony's ladders?
Save up those empties!
(all images via)
I'm not sure what we'll end up with, but I do know it will not involve empty stubbies, ladders or tripods...
And just to prove I'm not a complete and utter stone cold b****, and that I do let my girls make a mess (sometimes) here's a pic of the gingerbread
men people Annabel made yesterday
it's only the tree I'm (really) psyco about