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tree disasters, part 2
December 8, 2009 - Jennifer Brookens
Three cats, two kids, one Christmas tree
Number of times Christmas tree tipped: numerous.
Number of times Christmas tree fallen: twice
Number of ornaments lost: 3, maybe 4.
Should've known that I had too many branches left over when I assembled the tree under my girl's rushed direction over the weekend. Monday morning, I came home to quickly survey my freezer to make sure I had enough for "the big storm," when I looked around the corner and saw the tree crashed out in the middle of the living room. Several more glass ball ornaments are lost, and one "special" ornament only receives slight damage. Fatty cat is sitting on top of the sofa calmly, looking at me as if to say, "Yeah, I saw the whole thing. First it leaned over, then it fell over."
And I'm sure you kitties had nothing to do with that, right?!
So my quick trip to the store time is instead spent fighting to get the tree upright again, picking up broken and dropped ornaments, slicing up my hands with fake pine needles and shards of broken ornaments, reassembling, and vacuuming.
That evening, my girl is more than happy to get to decorate the tree again. No lights on it for now, since the kitties loved batting at the strings, and who knows how long it will be until I have a "tree disasters, part 3" blog to add. A friend of mine told me about a pre-lit tree her mom found that folds up like an umbrella. But I can just see myself grabbing it and whacking myself in the head with it on a rainy day in April.
But I'm off to WallyWorld to look for one anyway. Along with some new lights and PLASTIC ball ornaments this time.
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