Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scrooge....

Yep, that's me....according to Carlie! Alright, so I haven't put up my christmas tree yet. I mean, come on....is there really a good time for a mother of a 20 month old to put up a tree? And isn't he just going to pull everything off of it?

That does sound very scroogish...but do you know how much work it is to get to my tree? Forget that I probably have the smallest house in our neighborhood that has the LEAST amount of places to store things. All of my poor Christmas decor is hiding as far back as possible under my stairs. I would have to move food storage, maternity clothes, luggage, zero to whatever month you can think of baby clothes, just to get to it. And here's the kicker....December 26th, I've got to figure out how to get it all back in there!!!


So the ghost of Christmas past is really pushing for me to just leave it in there and not fight the good fight this year, and he's very tempting. But then ghost of Christmas future says, "Think how much fun you'll have seeing Gav sit by the tree opening present Christmas morning???" VERY tempting. And what does the ghost of Christmas present say? "GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND PUT UP YOUR TREE FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD!"


And then it hits me....I really am just being lazy. But seeing as how it's 2:15 in the morning, I'll settle for posting a picture of our tree from the first year we moved here...

5 comments:

Mom/Kim/Jewel said...

You are so funny! I didn't think Scrooge's could be funny, so maybe there is hope for you!

Soren and Sandy said...

Now Janelle...you need to put up a tree. I'm sorry, but I just can't allow you not to. Do it. Or forever hold your peace because I will come for you... ;) Your home can't possibly as small as ours and we managed to do it...out and our stuff is stored at a friends house, which if you ask me is way more inconvenient.

The Martin's said...

Im so proud of you!!

tamster17 said...

Ohhhh Janelle! I'm having the same problem this year. I don't really have much desire to decorate and it's driving my kids (especially Kayla) nuts because she can't wait to have it all up! We actually bought a new tree this year w/ lights and got it all set up and one of the sections didn't work! So we had to pack it all up and return it and so now I don't have any desire to do it all over again!! Ughhh! It will be a Christmas miracle if I get anything up this year!

tamster17 said...

By the way -- I love the look of your blog! Very cute!!!