Every year since I’ve been without my mom during the holidays (since 2005), decorating my house has been rough – emotionally. I always cry while I hang family ornaments on my tree, and listening to Christmas music just tugs at my heartstrings. On top of that, Adam gets all grinchy during Christmas because it’s a fairly stressful time for him at work, so I always end up decorating BY MYSELF. How fun.
This year, however, Adam offered to help.
HOLD. THE. PHONE. What?
Yep… SuperHubs actually made time just to help Ellie and I decorate our Christmas tree. –pause for collective “awwwwwww”– I was ridiculously happy to spend an evening at home with just my family – Mommy, Daddy, Ellie & Tali. Gives me warm fuzzies just thinking about it. :)
A few gems from that evening:
Adam: Ohp! Gotta do an egg.
Me: What? An egg?
Adam: Duh, I do it every year.
Me: You’ve NEVER done “an egg” – what does that even mean?
Adam: It means cool. Doesn’t it look cool?
Me: I’ve never even heard of this, EVER.
Adam: I do this every year. Call my brother.
—I call Alex–
Me: Hey Bro! Did you guys decorate your tree yet?
Alex: No not yet.
Me: Oh, well are you gonna do an egg this year?
Alex: WTF does that mean?
Also, by the way, the egg IS cool. Adam hollowed out an egg from the fridge and then put a hole in it and attached it to a light on the tree. It IS cool… I’ve just never ever seen him do it before. Being that this is the FIRST YEAR EVER that he’s helped decorate the tree, I don’t see how he could have done this “every year, duh.”
Okay, in the spirit of equality… here is one where I’M the loser, lol:
Adam: Do we have to hang all of these bells? There’s too many bells on this tree. Isn’t there only supposed to be one? Like, every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings?
Me: This isn’t Peter Pan, ‘tard.
Adam: Um, it’s from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, ‘tard.
Me: Huh. What was Peter Pan then?
Adam: HAVE SOME MORE WINE.
Yeeeeaaaaaah. I *may* have been drinking.