This story is brought to you as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday. If you'd like to join in or read more stories then you'll need to pop across to From High in the Sky.
I missed last months STS as we were on holiday, so I'm glad to be joining in again this month.
We'd moved into our first home together six months previous and this was to be our first Christmas together in our own home.
I was excited, I wanted a real Christmas tree. I wanted to come down in the morning and be able to smell Christmas. One evening after work in Early December we took a trip to a local garden centre where we could pick our own. We stood amongst hundreds of trees all in bays according to height. He pulled a tree out and I said "too small". We walked to the next bay. He pulled out another tree "too small" and the next bay "still too small"
There was a family there also picking out their Christmas tree. They were in the large (much much larger tree section). "Those are far too big he said following my gaze." "maybe they are" I said pulling out another tree, a blue spruce which didn't drop its needles. "That one's too big as well Lou, we need a smaller one". "No no, this one will be fine" I said, "Lou, it's too big......."
Needless to say we ended up going home with the tree I chose. At this point I should mention that all the trees were netted.
We arrived home and hauled the tree into the living room. Carefully he cut the net....
*ping* *ping* *ping*
"Oh my goodness"
The tree fell free of it's netting and pinned me to the wall the other side of the living room!
He took great pride in saying "told you so" *laugh*
The tree was massive...really really widely massive. The back had to be chopped flat against the trunk so it would fit and the bottom had to be lopped so we could get it in the stand.
This week we will go as a family to choose our tree and yes you guessed, we buy a non-netted tree, I let him choose the size while I look to ensure that it has the right proportions!
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Christmas preparations x