Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #297
I'm a little afraid to put the tree up this year. We don't have babies anymore, but we do have five cats this year. Last year, Hobgoblin managed to tangle one of his legs in the lights. Since he could touch the floor with another foot, he hung there spinning, which made the cord tighter. It took me several minutes to unwind him while he complained loudly. The tree was also used as "base" in many games of "cat tag" between Hobgoblin and Merlin.
I have not had much to do with tree decorating the past few years. Since Marina figured out how to put our tree together, I've taken a position of supervisor. Some years we invite fellow homeschoolers over for a hot chocolate and tree trimming party. This usually happens on our last storytelling day of the year. I've been known to put out supplies of candy canes, pipe cleaners, beads, anything that can be twisted into an interesting decoration. I don't give direction, I just let them loose with their creativity. Needless to say, our tree is somewhat cluttered and chaotic but always interesting. A fine reflection of our life!