Time was sliding away from me this year. I thought we were moving on the sat after Christmas so was stressed about getting a tree etc, but then it was changed to January 9th. I felt like the total slacker parent not doing any holiday festivities for the boys. So I grabbed and old fake small tree we had in storage and tried to put it up. Actually I had the boys put it up, but then they realized the stand was missing. So using my higher powers of ingenuity and female cunning, I constructed a stand from styrofoam and duct tape.
What added to our hood-magic was on Christmas morning after the presents weren’t providing counter weight, the tree tipped forward. It now has a 10 lb dumbbell keeping it stable. This tree comes in third for my most unusual or white trash trees I’ve experienced. My number 1 is my uncle when I was 5-6 did a tree entirely decorated in crushed Old Style Beer cans. Thats classy.
The second tree would be when I was 8-9 we lived in a basement apt with radiators on the ceiling and the adults wired a tree upside down to the radiator, which included wiring on every ornament, the lights etc. I can recall being very upset because where was santa going to leave the present?