I was SOooo busted. Adam came upstairs and saw me doing the unthinkable. His face fell & he looked shocked & genuinely sad.
“your taking down the Christmas tree?” he sniffled.
“someones got to do it. This has gone on long enough” I said, trying to sound tough.
Adam LOVES christmas. Like a child. Who still believes in Santa.
He said that last year we left it up for longer & he would like if I would leave it up that long every year.
Folks, last year I didnt get to it until the end of march. THE END OF MARCH. 3 whole months after Christmas.
In his little heart, Christmas had lived on as it should. But not this year. This year, I was scrouge.
He said the tree’s needles hadnt even begun to fall off. I reminded him it was fake. He said that Christmas
should be enjoyed year round. I said, in our hearts.
We had to go run errands. As we were driving around, he kept pointing out all the houses with nice wives
who still had lite trees in their
windows & yards. I just pretended to be suddenly asleep.
Finally he said, “Radelle, see all these lights? See all the joy? It is not ILLEGAL to keep Christmas going”.
I burst out laughing.
Next year he wins.
The tree can stay up and we will hang our valentines off of it.
p.s. 2 year old rockwell decorated the gingerbread house & only stole a billion of the prepackaged candies to eat.
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