Knock knock. Who’s there? Dexter.

Dexter who?
Dexter halls with boughs of holly.  (Can you tell I live with a preschooler?)

Yep.  We’re getting ramped up for Christmas around here.  And so far, it’s gone pretty smoothly.  With a few minor hiccups.  Such as:

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Donna.
Donna who?
“Donna pull on the Christmas tree, Chip!”
Oops.  Timberrrr!  But Donna worry.  He’s okay.  After we unlodged the pine needles from his forehead, he’s perfectly fine.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Shirley.
Shirley who?
Shirley you remembered to check the Christmas lights before stringing them.  Didn’t you, momma?

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Anita.
Anita who?
After cleaning up our little lumberjack, and then wrestling with the lights for 2 hours, Anita beer.  Seriously.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Anna.
Anna who?
Anna body know what the problem is here?

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Ima.
Ima who?
Ima back from da store.  With this.

And this.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Ida.
Ida who?
Ida written a real post tonight but, honestly, getting the tree up and decorated just about tuckered me out.

But at least I have this to show for it.  Ain’t she pretty?

I gotta tell you, I love Christmas.  I really do.

And, despite my husband’s gentle hints each year that we should get one of those fake, pre-lit trees, I never give in.  I love getting a real tree.  I love the smell.  I love the twinkle of each little glittery ornament.  And, yes, I even love putting on the lights.

But one thing’s for certain.  Putting on the lights?  Is a whole lot more fun when the lights actually work when you plug them in.  And when you have a cold beer in hand.

17 thoughts on “Knock knock. Who’s there? Dexter.”

  1. Decorating ALWAYS requires adult beverages… I guess I'll have to skip decorating this year lol. Or make hubs do it all ;)

  2. A) I miss adult beverages. B) All these holiday decorating posts are making me wish we had started decorating, but in our house, Christmas season doesn't start until football season ends and that will be…. we don't know when. But most importantly C) Your tree looks great! Nice work! :)

  3. Loved this. Very clever. I suggested a real tree but we agreed on next year to start. I'm counting my blessings this year because our almost three year old (hopefully) won't be all over the tree like he was last year, and the six month old isn't crawling yet. Who am I kidding. My three year old will be all over it. Sigh. As if the house isn't messy enough.

  4. So — we do 2 trees. One fake, one real (I gotta have my real tree). No real one yet, but I put up the fake, pre-light one. You can assure you husband that the lights are no more fun with the fake, pre-lit tree. I fought with the darn thing for several hours trying to figure out why some of the strings were not lit. I never did figure it out, and had to add more lights on TOP of the pre-strung ones!!!

  5. Clever post and fun to read! Your tree looks lovely and I'm sure it looks even lovelier sitting with a cold beer in hand and admiring. Enjoy:)

  6. We are actually having the artificial tree conversation this year.And I'M the instigator. My (Jewish) husband is resisting.We'll see how it goes. And…hee hee hee!

  7. My first rule of parenting is:ALWAYS check the beer supply before attempting any child included activity!As always, you made me smile and nod in agreement. Very creative.

  8. I see that although you are teaching Chip & Bobo to share, mommy and daddy don't know how to share their beer. I think it's time to teach them the lesson that not all things in life are meant to be shared.

  9. It's even worse when you check the lights, put them up and THEN they go out! It's enough to warrant a third beer! Your tree is fab!

  10. We go through the same thing every year… he wants a fake one, I refuse. Seriously, why can't they figure it out? Its the one (cough, cough) argument we have that I literally act like a child… stomping foot and all.

  11. I polished off A bottle of wine decorating our tree and man, it looked so much better inebriated ;)

  12. A nice cold beer helps in any decorating endeavor…but especially with tree trimming and little kid knock knock jokes!Happy to see your tree…looks awesome! And that the box o' beer was larger that the boxes o' lights? You have your priorities straight.

  13. Corona Extra…duly noted! Glad Chips OK. Love the tree. And, hey, you changed something around here. Did you make the switch to WordPress? How is it?

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