Instructions for Decorating the Christmas tree !
Step One: Locate Last Years Christmas Tree (we are in a recession!)
Step Two: Grab tree by the metal part (the Stem) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GRAB BY THE LEAVES.
Step three: Drag Tree all the way to the second floor (keep all swearing inside at all times)
*repeat this step two more times or until all parts of the tree are at the second floor location.*
Step Four : Realize that you have forgotten the stand for the tree. Go downstairs and retrieve it from the bottom of the box.
Step Five: Give yourself a pep talk. Ignore the disapproving looks from your parental units for talking to yourself (again)
Step Six: Start attaching the tree together.
Step Seven: Realize that the tree is on backwards. Put the tree in the proper order.
Step Eight: have parental unit or little adult tell you that the tree is still on backwards.
Step Nine: swear
Step Ten: spread out the leaves on the tree
Step Eleven: locate decorations from the basement.
Step Twelve: drag decorations upstairs along with the lights.
Step Thirteen: untangle the lights (you may need assistance from a parental unit)
Step fourteen: plug in the lights. Realize that the lights are no longer working.
Step Fifteen: go downstairs and look for more lights.
Step Sixteen: find two different lights. Argue with parental units over which lights to use.
Step Seventeen: lose the argument
Step Eighteen: watch parental units put lights on the tree.
Step Nineteen: put baubles on the tree.
Step Twenty: watch little adult rearrange baubles.
Take off the lights and admire tree.