Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bye Bye Tree

"Bye, bye, tree!", he said. It really seemed like one of the saddest things I had ever heard: Island Boy saying goodbye to the Christmas tree. It was a sad sight to see.

We tried to help him through the transition by taking the candy canes and ornaments off the tree, wrapping them all securely (except for the candy canes, of course) and storing them away for next year. We told him we'd have another tree next year and explained that we'd soon have other things to celebrate, including his birthday. In the end, he seemed to feel a little better when he picked up the Christmas tree-shaped rosemary bush from our front yard, carried it in to the house and placed it where the Christmas tree had been. It wasn't quite the same, but at least it was something that would last for just a little while longer.

And yes, I know, I know! I haven't even written about putting the tree up yet and it was already time to say goodbye to the tree. That's the way the holidays worked out this year - I wasn't quite ready for them and, in a flash, they were over. *sigh*


Sherry said...

Whats with our boys? Kobi cries for his mini "tacky-tree" that was in his bedroom every night. I try and try to explain but yet he wants Christmas every day! LOL! Good idea to replace the "hole" with something else. Hehehe!

Kim said...

Yep. We sort of missed the holidays too, between too much travel, exhaustion, starting work, and being sick (all of us). Looking forward to a calmer, healthier 2009! Ours just wanted to "pet" the tree, and is too young to notice its removal.