Did you ever see that episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where they have a silent argument about the suitcase? Basically the suitcase was left in the corner of the stairs for a long, long time and both Debra and Raymond refused to move it. Well, we had an issue kind of like that last year.
I always take the Christmas tree down on December 26. It’s not that I’m Scroogish or anything; I just know that it will stay up forever if it doesn’t get taken down when I have the time to do it. So last year my ornaments and tree were packed away, waiting for my husband to carry them down the steps. I had almost killed myself trying to bring them UP the steps after Thanksgiving; my husband promised to take them down for me. I’m really persistent about nagging so in an effort to be a good wife, I decided to just let him take it down on his own time. January came and went. February and March flew by. April, May, and June…..well, you’ve probably guessed. That’s right. The tree never made it down the steps. I mentioned it once or twice and he didn’t get the hint. I just unpacked it in early December and put it up. It was actually kind of nice that everything was still right in the living room, waiting to be assembled. It was also kind of horrifying that we left our Christmas decorations right in the middle of our living space for an entire year.
But you know what? It must have bugged my husband, too. This morning the first thing I did was take down the decorations. I did leave the pretty wreath pictured above on the door, because the colors are nice for January too. When hubby woke up, he took the tree down and packed it away. He already put it in the closet for the next year. Whew! The tree is down — literally, downstairs. My living room is mine again. Finally!
When do you take down your Christmas decor?