Three of the five trees are up now. Yes, I said five. It’s really not as much as you think.
There’s the big tree in the living room, small trees in each of the kids rooms, a silver tree in the dining room (that one is my favorite) and another silver tree upstairs in the hallway. See, that doesn’t seem so unreasonable now does it?
We put the kid trees up on Sunday, and the big tree up today. I unwrap the ornaments and the kids put them on the tree. I love decorating the tree, but unwrapping the ornaments always makes me kind of nervous.
First, there is always some attrition from year to year, and it’s kind of sad to see what has not survived the summer. I don’t know how they break sitting quietly in their storage boxes but they do.
Of course my biggest worry is discovering the corpses of big icky spiders in the ornament boxes, or worse, live big icky spiders crawling around in the ornament boxes. Yuck. It doesn’t even bear thinking about.
The good new is we were spider free this year. The bad news is Piglet’s ears have broken off, and are nowhere to be found. How does that happen?
We put deaf Piglet on the tree anyway. He doesn’t seem to mind. Once I get all the trees up I will take some pictures.