B and I tried to decorate for Christmas last night (let’s be honest… I tried to)… but we hit a snag when I unpacked my (cheapo walmart) Christmas tree, only to discover it was missing a leg.
I kind of thought maybe it’d still stand with two legs? It did not.
I had a decision to make. I say “I” because B doesn’t care about these kinds of decisions so he pretty much defers to me.
See… I didn’t want to buy a new tree this year. We’re spending so much on the wedding, and I just didn’t want to spend the money. I figured that we’d use the cheapo tree this year and buy a nice tree next year. So I had to decide.. suck it up and spend the money on a nice tree this year? Or buy another cheapo tree (which is kind of a waste of money because its a 1 year type thing)?
I decided to go the cheapo route. Yes, it is basically throwing money away because we might not use it again… but I’d really like a NICE and big/tall tree next year and I just wasn’t willing to shell out the cash. So off to walmart I went. (What? They have the cheapest trees. Shut up.)
They didn’t have any $20 trees like I bought last time, and the next level up was the $38 Colorado Pine pre-lit trees. I spotted this hilariously tacky white Christmas tree and sent a text to B “our new tree.”
Except as I went to load the green tree into my cart I realized that really… this was a pretty cheap looking fake tree. It wasn’t fooling anyone, at all. And if I was going to go the obviously fake route…..?
Yep. I bought the white tree. It makes me laugh.
B’s response? “That is the tackiest thing I’ve ever seen.”
I sent a picture to my mom and she said “hmm… it’s bright” and asked if B liked it. I said I thought he loved it. She laughed at me and said “No, he loves you. And you love the tree.” Oh well.