We are one of the few families left on this planet who still gets a real tree every year. Seems like everyone else has moved on to artificial trees - and I can't say I blame them. After our son goes to college, I'm going FAKE ALL THE WAY, MAN!
Don't get me wrong. I love the fresh smell of pine, and the family ritual of going to the tree lot and arguing over which is the best tree, and struggling to get it on top of the car, and getting sap all over your good jacket that you forgot to take off before wrestling into the stand and up into place. It just doesn't get any better than that. Except for getting to vacuum up pine needles for a month and remembering that you forgot to water the tree...for the last two weeks. Great stuff...and though it may seem like I'm complaining, I do love it.
Today's Small Thing is for the last of you "Real Tree" people, ye hardy souls. It is to check the tree's water and refill it if necessary.
Yep, get down there on your hands and knees and reach waaaaay under there and try not to spill any water on the presents. Your tree will be so happy!
And lest you "Fake Tree" people think you are off the hook today.....well, you kind of ARE. Call it luck or simply smart holiday planning, but your work here was done when you put the last ornament on the tree. Sit back and relax while the rest of us work to keep our trees on life support through Christmas and New Year!
Top off your tree's water today!
Song of the Day: O Tannenbaum, Wendy Francisco
POLL: Live or artificial? Which kind of tree do YOU prefer?