I won’t need Unique Florists to help me with my tree, which will go up later this week. I’ve got all the help I need with my two granddaughters.
I’ll pick Kelcey and Courtney up from school this week and bring them over to help put up the tree and all of the decorations. They love doing that. The payoff, as it always is, will be supper. They would probably do it for nothing, but that could be misconstrued as slave labour and I don’t want to chance that at such a joyous time of year.
My job is easy. I put the hooks in all of the ornaments and hand them off to the girls who put them on the tree. The hard part is keeping my mouth shut whenever I notice an ornament overload on a certain part of the tree. When they’re finished their job, I’ll get up and top things off with colourful garland. Seeing as the girls can’t reach high enough or around the back of the tree, I figure that will be my contribution.
The only catch is time. We always rush to have it done before grandma gets home from work with supper. That’s her contribution. She picks up supper while we do the heavy lifting. Hey, it’s all about team work
For the last couple of weeks the girls battle cry has been “When can we set up the tree?” After the tree is set up up it’ll be, “When will there be presents under the tree?”
That’s the most expensive part.