I had just opened a box of Christmas ornaments when Tracy walked in.
Her eyes darted from me to the tree.
I pulled a pink glittery ornament from the box and stood up.
“We don’t have a tree,” Tracy said.
“Oh yeah? Then what’s this?” I demanded.
Tracy stared at the tinsel and plastic two-foot-tall tree. “Where did we get a tree?” she asked.
“You mean, when, darling,” I corrected, plunking the ornament on a branch.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” She picked up a shiny blue ball. “When, where, whatever!”
“Well, if you must know . . .” I placed a glitter bauble on the tree.
“Yes . . .?”
“Mom picked it up from Target two days ago. The tree was only $8! That’s a sweet deal.”
Then we got back to decorating.
Soon the whole family was decorating the tree.
Tracy was set on grouping all the red ornaments together. “They’re all friends,” she explained. But I finally got her to spread the ornaments out. I simply said that they had been cooped up together for a year (which wasn’t strictly true. We had only gotten them on Wednesday). What if she had been stuck in a small room for a year with me? I asked.
Tracy shuddered at the thought of spending a whole entire year with me. She immediately put the red ones far away from each other.
Soon the ornament box was empty!
I picked up the star topper and stood on tip-toe to reach the top of the tree.
But I couldn’t reach it!
I stood on a box, but that didn’t really help much.
As soon as she got near enough, I jumped on her shoulders.
Reaching, reaching . . .
Tracy got a mouthful of Christmas tree (:D).
But I finally got the star on the tree!
Then we turned the lights on. It was beautiful!
And here’s our Days Till Christmas for today!
20 days till Christmas:
Make time to catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while!
Ella’s post inspired me to go out and buy a tree for my dolls :)