Monday, November 12, 2007

O, Christmas Tree


I'm just not that into you.


It's not that I am anti-tree. I enjoy the symbiotic relationship that we have with our photosynthetical friends...I do. And I occasionally make tree-friendly choices when presented with the opportunity to do so. I think trees are fantastic.


It's not that I'm anti-Christmas tree, either. I love looking at other people's Christmas trees. When other people put them up, I thoroughly enjoy gazing at the colorful ornaments and sparkling lights. Again, fantastic.


The thing is, I'm anti-hassle. While I like Christmas trees in general, I have no desire to spend the time and money that it would require in order to have one in our house. I have felt this way for quite some time. Kris and I have never had a tree. And now that I am on the brink of having a crawler to contend with, I feel even more justified in foregoing this tradition.


I know, I know...poor Asher--Mrs. Bah-Humbug herself for a mother. I'm sure I sound pretty Scrooge-esque, not putting up a tree for my child's first Christmas. I feel confident that he will not be permanently scarred. In fact, I think hearing the words, "no, no!" eighty times a day as he tries to attack the tree would be much more of a drag for him than just omitting the tree altogether.

So no tree again this year. But when you get yours up, invite us over so I can take Asher's picture in front if it ;)






8 comments:

Jamie's mother said...

Jamie talks a good talk.....but I can hear the moaning now if she were to come home and find our living room empty of any Christmas regalia........Jamie is what we like to call in the Tree Decorating biz......a Tree Mooch.Tree Mooches are wonderful people, eleven months out of the year, then come December,you see a different side...TM's come to your house, sit their kid in front of YOUR tree and proceed to take wonderful Christmas pictures. This has got to stop. You are not doing them or their family any favors. Do not open your door! I don't care how cute Asher looks in his Christmas plaid. DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR.

susanna said...

This is a wise move. Jake started crawling a month after Christmas and is now able to understand how to stay away from it the first time, so I successfully avoided a crawler at Christmas. If I were in your shoes, I would do the same thing. Don't worry, he won't remember this form of child abuse. ;) haha

Jamie said...

Thanks, Jamie's mother. You're freakin' hilarious.

jenni said...

This is really funny (and so is your Mom's comment). You think that with two cats we'd have the same resolve, but no. You'll hear us say, "Harley! Milo! No!" quite often. I'm weak, though we do wait 'til Christmas Eve to decorate our tree.

hilarylarson said...

molly is a riot! jamie: you may use our tree but it may have not a thing left on it by the time you get here...

Jamie said...

Thank you, Hilary! How kind. I wish everyone shared your holiday spirit of sharing with others!!!

mandycrowell said...

Well, I have to have a tree, but I try to adopt the laziest way of going about it..a fake tree, pre-lit, and we keep the tree topper already glued to the top. So just pop it out, stick it together, slap some ornaments on it, and whala..

Patti said...

We don't do a Christmas tree either--though my mom would echo yours. We've spent each Christmas at their house and have pictures of Harper sitting in front of their tree. I even love staying up after everyone goes to bed and turning out all of the lights except the sparkly white ones on the tree and mantel. I guess that makes me a Tree Mooch too, Mrs. Jamie's Mother!

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