The beautiful (but ouchy) Christmas tree got the old heave-ho today. All of the Christmas decorations are now boxed up and stashed in the basement for another year. I love, love, love Christmas but it still feels really nice to have everything put away.
Since the tree has vacated the corner of the dining room where Duhdee’s desk used to reside we were now free to rearrange the dining room as we had planned. Monkey was not impressed. He was, at times, hanging off my waist yelling “Umma! Ummai! Umma! Help! Help!” in an effort to distract me. When that didn’t work he tried a few half-hearted screams but after a couple of those looks from Umma! Umma! Ummai! he gave up and just glared at us.
After 15 minutes we were finished. Monkey’s bookcase was moved into the corner along with his bean bag chair which created a very cozy little book nook. I thought he was going to continue his protest, that is the way these things go usually go around here, but as soon as I settled into the bean bag chair he grabbed a book and sat on my lap to read with a big grin on his face. I think maybe I’m forgiven.