All We Need Now Are Presents

There are times when Trina is just to optimistic. In her heart, she truly believed that a Christmas tree could be decorated in a day. I tried to tell her that with all the help she was going to get from Dakota and Dog Dot Com, there was no way it was going to happen. Of course she gave me the same look she gives when I tell her that I am not going to buy anything at the Team Shop which meant there was no way she was going to believe me. Still I was right. By midnight last night, the tree was not done. In fact, the lights were not even completed. I took this rare opportunity to tell her I told her so. That was probably not a wise decision on my part nor was it a good idea to do the “I was right and you were wrong” end-zone victory dance around the tree. I can now say without a shadow of a doubt that not everyone is jovial during the holiday season. After picking the Christmas tree branches out of my hair and pajamas I realized I should have been more supportive or at least learn to duck faster. So here I am today, rushing home from work to “do my part” and finish decorating the tree. I also picked up another important safety tip. When I arrived home and found Trina getting ready to go to a jewelry party, I should not have asked, “Aren’t you going to help decorate the tree?” The only saving grace I had was that all the branches had already been placed on the tree making it impossible for her to throw them at me. So, for the remainder of the evening, I worked with the kids to have the tree completely decorated before their mother the Grinch came home. For good measures we decided we should probably have the house cleaned as well. There is no use asking for another blizzard to tear through the house. Until now I never realized that the phrase “It is better to give than to receive” was actually a safety message.


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