Thursday, December 18, 2008

Charlie Brown tree.

So this is what you get when you ask your husband to go pick out the Christmas Tree. I gave him two simple instructions - "not too expensive and not too big". Well, I certainly got what I literally asked for. When I saw it, I could not stop laughing. And, oh yes, the picture is not deceiving - it is that pathetic. Please remind me next year to be MUCH more specific with my instructions or go get it myself.

Sara was so excited to decorate the tree, I would not have dared send him back for another. And I honestly thought that maybe if we decorated it and it settled into itself that it would look better...I was mistaken. In fact, the next day, after Sara's excitement about the tree had subsided, she even realized that something was just not right with the poor Charlie Brown tree - she asked "Daddy, when are we going to get a Christmas tree like this..."

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Thanks for the chuckle! This will be a tree your family will talk about for years to come! Best Charlie Brown tree I've ever seen. :)

The Mannings said...

i LOVE your tree. making memories is what its all about!! Have a great Christmas!

Cara said...

Well now you have a funny story to tell for years to come. The tree is kinda cute! Merry Christmas!

Rana said...

Oh ha ha -that poor little tree is trying so hard to be a big tree! and The Mannings have it right - its all about making memories and you guys will never, ever forget this tree :)

Craig and Jaclyn said...

Oh my word...this just gave me such a reason to laugh! I think I'm going to have to link to this post!!

Ramona said...

There's something extra special about your tree... it brings back childhood memories, and reminds me of the tree my in-laws always pick... As has been said, it's a tree you won't forget. Way to go in picking the tree that really wants to make you smile and may not have been picked if it weren't for your hubby... :-)
Ramona

Janice said...

Ha, ha, ha...I love it. It is a Charlie Brown tree. Very cute. Enjoy the holidays

Sarah Rodgerson said...

haha, this post made me laugh out lound. Only a man could do this! (hehe, sorry to any men readers out there!) Merry Christmas to your family!

Sarah

The Warren Family said...

OMG you are too funny! hahaha
You have one up on us, we didn't even get a tree this year. I had to show my hubby your post, we had a good laugh.

Melissa said...

Ha! Hilarious. We had a Charlie Brown tree 20+ years ago that we still smile about. You will forget many Christmas trees, but never this one! Have a great holiday.

Brianna said...

Lol! I love your Christmas tree! It obviously needed a very loving, and understanding family to live with, and it picked yours!! Smart Christmas tree :)

jeff morrison said...

Well thats my brother...i guess it runs in the family...i to get simple instuctions and can't follow them...love jeff