The ugly plastic tree is going up tonight. I console myself with the fact that it will look ok from way back in the kitchen and that my husband let me buy new decorations. He also bought me books. He's getting into it this year.
So far only one child has requested cookies for a school party. The same one who is praying for snow because he doesn't want a green/brown Christmas (which I have pointed out to him was what we had the year he was born).
The kids are all helping set up the tree. This should be interesting. One asked if it's supposed to be a fake pine or spruce. I don't know. Soon begins the vigil of keeping the youngest two and the puppy from knocking it over or chewing on the lower branches and ornaments. Admittedly, the puppy is more likely to try eating the tree.
My next post will be post-Christmas so I'm going to wish you all a wonderful holiday, whether you celebrate it or not. Enjoy the time off, and have some fun.