I don't know why, but this year I really, really don't want to put up a Christmas tree. It sounds like a major pain in the butt. Anybody with me?
Momlogic's Julie: Normally, I love Christmas. But this year, I'm just not in the freaking mood. Maybe it's the fact that I hear about layoffs every time I turn on the TV or read a newspaper, but I'm just not in the spirit at all.
In fact, even though we're only two weeks out, I haven't put up a single decoration yet. I haven't even gone into the attic to dig out the tree and ornaments. Just thinking about it makes me tired. Lugging down the holiday crap. Taking it all out of boxes. Putting up the tree. Decorating it. Then just having to take it all down weeks later and box it back up again. I'd love to skip the whole thing.
But I really don't think skipping it is an option, because I have two kids. I always had a Christmas tree growing up ... so shouldn't they? To not put up a Christmas tree would be denying them something important, I'm afraid. And that wouldn't be fair to them.
So even though I'd LOVE to blow off the tree decorating, I won't. Because doing so would mean I'm a bad mom ... wouldn't it? What do you think?