Today I'm finally taking down our Christmas tree. Yes I realize it is already February. I don't really have any excuses for leaving it up so long, except that I like it. My kids like it too. I tried to take it down about a week ago and my kids begged me to leave it. Yes I could have taken it down anyway but why? Just to show my kids that I'm the boss? So I left it.
But now that it's February 1st, we have only 9 months before I have to put it up again. Part of what makes the holidays exciting is the change from the everyday dreariness to the glowing lights and tinsel. If everyday was glowing maybe Christmas time wouldn't be as exciting either.