>> Monday, December 30, 2013
And it stayed that way until I had my own kids who were old enough to want to help, but young enough still that they weren't actually very helpful, at which point I started waiting until the first day back to school. I guess it's been that way now for the last several years.
This year, I'd planned to go back to New year's Day and getting them to help, but boredom hit soon after we returned home from Christmasing in The Big City and so it all came down early this year. Like, YESTERDAY!!
your absence leaves great vacancy.
My house is back and that's a fact,
but I will miss your blatancy.
You take up room that I can't spare
Yet when you're gone, it seems so bare.
But Christmas tree, no Christmas tree
suits me for now just perfectly!
I'm always a little sad to take it all down, especially the tree, but it sure does open up the toyroom portion of the front porch. The girls are usually a little sad about the annual "de-Christmas-izing" ritual, too, but seeing how they got a bunch of new Playmobil sets that could really use more spreading out, they weren't terribly sorry this year!!