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I don't know what it is with men. EVERY year it is the same thing. We look forward to setting it up....we are all in the christmas spirit, I have hot chocolate made...we have christmas music in the background.....and inevitably......a fight will start. It's gotten so it's a running joke every year that mom and dad get into the SAME freakin argument. ANd yet....it seems unavoidable. He sets up the tree....and puts the lights on....then me and the kids do the ornaments. And EVERY year he messes up the lights. He insists on wrapping them around the tree like he's trying to bind it up...rather than "tucking" the lights into the branches so I don't see wires everywhere.
last night we set up the tree and it happened AGAIN. It's sooo bad that the kids even remember what happened the year before. Dad and mom fought....they sent us to bed...mom went to the bedroom and dad turned on sportscenter. Then a little while later they talked it out and we all got up and finished it. Every year he does the SAME thing. He knows I am neurotic about it.
ANyway....last night dh got mad that I was fussing about the lights and he sat on the couch and fell asleep. SO much for doing it together...lol. I should say...we never actually "fight"...it's more like he says "are we gonna do this again this year?" and I say "are YOU going to do this again this year?" and then the kids say "uh oh we're doing it again this year...".........
So since it seems to be an amusing little tradition in our family I thought I'd ask what your traditions are. ANy fights in other ppls houses? Plleeeeeease say yessss....lmao.
everyyear my dad and brother would go get the tree, every year the last thing my mother would say before they left is "not as big as last year" and i swear to this day the tree gets bigger and fatter everyyear. then the decorating, the lights must be put on and off like 3 or 4 times before they are "just right" then i swear every december 23rd for the past 9 years the tree has fallen over! all because my father has to get the biggest tree LOL
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
It IS funny. It's a running joke in our house and we keep saying every year..."I wonder if a fight will break out" and we laugh about it....until a fight actually breaks out and then it isn't so funny. Your family sounds just like ours. Every year it is the SAME thing. Aye. I swear, some things never change. Every year I tell him "you were like this LAST year, why can't you remember how I like the lights?" and he gets mad and starts binding up the tree. Lmao. Isn't families fun?