Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A new love affair
My family went to (deep breath) Panaca a couple of weekends ago to visit my brother. Despite the population size of this small community, I actually really enjoy going up there to see him. Even though we end up playing guitar hero on the X-Box most of the time, I savor the time spent with my brother, his wife and 3 kids (I swear Alice, we don't use you for your video games)!
We make it a tradition to go up there every year after Thanksgiving, but I didn't make it last year because I was in the middle of radiation.
Before we left Panaca, we headed up to the mountains to cut down our Christmas tree.
We always get a miniature size tree for the kids to put in their room and decorate.
We only had the boys (my girls were at Grandma's), so when we got home it was love at first sight for Drue. She saw the mini-tree and there was no separating her from its pokey needles and sad-disposition.
Upon tucking my kids in for the evening, this is what I found next to Drue:
The next morning, she insisted upon taking it to school with her. I gently told her that the tree needed to stay home or else it would die.
"BUT YOU ALREADY KILLED IT!!!"
Yes. She is right. I stand corrected. What have I learned? I can't fool a 7 year old anymore.