How was your weekend? Ours was nice. Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year 2010? The busiest time of the year opened its door. Despite the fact that it sometimes feels like I’m going to drive myself crazy over so many things on my list to do and being so unproductive (because I blog…), I have been enjoying the festive atmosphere.
We trimmed our Christmas tree this past weekend. I actually decorated it by myself once already last Wednesday because I didn’t know if my husband would be up for it this weekend due to his busy schedule and I wanted to have the tree up even a day longer. Having grown up in Japan with the Christmas holiday tradition’s being more casual in my family, I didn’t realize that it was such a big deal for him to trim our Christmas tree as a family. The following day, last Thursday, I removed all the decorations (except for the glass balls because they are fragile) from the tree so that we could trim it together. It worked. I love and appreciate that my husband wants to have a family tradition to trim the tree together.
We turned on some Classic Christmas music. Our little monkey daughters came out all geared up with wings, hats, tutus, gloves and shoes to help us trim the tree. I didn’t know why they dressed up like that. Later on I learned that when my husband and his sister were little, their mom, my mother-in-law, dressed them up in nice dressy clothes for them to trim a tree. Had I know before hand, I would have not let my girls dress like a clown. Now I know. I put it down on my mental note.
I love it when our Christmas tree is lit up. It feels peaceful and magical.
What’s your Christmas family tradition?