Something very strange happened at our house today. Just as quickly as all the shiny, blinky, smelly things arrived - they were hauled out. Go figure! I was just getting used to the shrub in the living room. Imagine our surprise when Mom came down to tell us that they were busy "taking the tree down". Huh?
"Ya mean the prickly green shrub??!"
Whadya mean "taking the tree down"?? I wasn't done inspecting the ornaments yet! I don't get these holiday customs at all. Why in the world would a human drag a tree inside the house, go to the trouble to hang all sorts of stuff on it, give it water everyday, take pictures of it (like it's going to do something different than it did 10 minutes before!) then lug it back outside?? I had to see for myself:
Sure enough. There it was. Alone on the front lawn. Alone and getting pelted by ice pellets. Oh yeah - that seems to be all we're getting instead of snow nowadays. Ice pellets. You know, the kind that hit you in the side of the face while you're trying to do your outside business. Anywoo.......everything was gone! Our stockings were gone. The shrub was gone. The tiny Santa's sleigh filled with tiny wrapped gifts was gone. Mom told us we had something important to do for the next couple days. Something about New Year's Revolutions.
Guess we've got some thinkin to do.