Trimming the Tree

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I had just opened a box of Christmas ornaments when Tracy walked in.

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Her eyes darted from me to the tree.

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I pulled a pink glittery ornament from the box and stood up.

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“We don’t have a tree,” Tracy said.

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“Oh yeah? Then what’s this?” I demanded.

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Tracy stared at the tinsel and plastic two-foot-tall tree. “Where did we get a tree?” she asked.

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“You mean, when, darling,” I corrected, plunking the ornament on a branch.

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“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” She picked up a shiny blue ball. “When, where, whatever!”

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“Well, if you must know . . .” I placed a glitter bauble on the tree.

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“Yes . . .?”

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“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.

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Soon the whole family was decorating the tree.

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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.

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Soon the ornament box was empty!

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I picked up the star topper and stood on tip-toe to reach the top of the tree.

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But I couldn’t reach it!

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I stood on a box, but that didn’t really help much.

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“Uh, Tracy?”

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As soon as she got near enough, I jumped on her shoulders.

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Reaching, reaching . . .

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Tracy got a mouthful of Christmas tree (:D).

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But I finally got the star on the tree!

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Then we turned the lights on. It was beautiful!

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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!

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Ella’s post inspired me to go out and buy a tree for my dolls 🙂

Happy holidays,

Loren

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