We finally put the tree up. (I say finally, because the boy has been asking since somewhere around the end of August to put it up.)
And I’m extremely happy with it. Even though it’s artificial, and I miss the pine smell desperately, it’s pretty cool.
The needles look exactly like the ones on the real tree we had last year. It came out of the box in pretty much the perfect tree shape. It’s the right height, right width. There’s even a discreetly hidden notch on every branch, to hold an ornament.
I like it.
What’s that you’re asking? Why is the top of the tree cut off in this picture?
The tree is not perfect.
At the top is one extremely slender spike. Our perfectly good, non-religious, only slightly tacky star topper is too big. And the smart folks bought all the cool tree toppers…well, at the end of August (damn, I need to start listening to that kid!)
So here’s what I found:
Want a closer look at that baby?
It’s just not me. And I feel like the tree kind of screams for a star, like the tree engineers (?) designed it with one in mind. But I thought I’d try the angel, seeing as how it’s ass was a fit for the spike.
And the kids loved it. Shouted “No!” when I suggested I could take it back, keep looking.
I asked number one son if he was sure this angel was what he wanted at the top of the tree.
“I like her. She looks like she just wants to sit there and let us tell her all our problems.”
The angel stays.