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Charlie Brown Tree

Today was a little bit on the sad side for me. I did something that I vowed will never happen. I remember so many times telling my children it would never happen in my house. A person should never use the word never. Donít worry though I will be just fine.

Today I purchased an artificial Christmas tree. Just takes your breath away doesnít it. I hate to admit it but it does look kind of real. It should for what the doggone thing cost. If it lasts for 3 years it will be a breakeven if I had purchased 3 real trees. We will make the most of it.

I have to admit I got a bit choked up when I loaded it into my truck. There was no walking through the tree farm looking for that perfect tree. There was no freezing of the hands cutting it down. The feet never got a chill. The cheeks were not rosy when I was done. No dripping from the cold nose. No icicles on the mustache or the eyelids. You guessed it not a whole lot of fun.

We are going to miss that fresh pine scent. Oh it was suggested that you can buy stuff that smells like pine. However as far as I am concerned the tree is all the fake I can handle.

There is a reason of course as to why I had to endure this pain. You see itís all for this cute little girl in my wifeís daycare. Although we are not sure we suspect she had a few health problems because of our real tree last year. I certainly do not want to take a chance on that this year. So I did what was best and went fake.

There is a bright side to the story. It will be a tax deduction for the day care expense. That should save me about 10 bucks I think. Always have to look for the bright side.

Merry Christmas everyone.


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