Our daughter Faith has a best friend. Yesterday, she was invited to come along as her friend’s family went to the Christmas tree lot to pick out their family Christmas tree.
Two things happened that were pretty funny consindering my last post was about downsizing the Christmas tree.
While they were out, I got a text from the friends mom. She wanted to know if it was ok to buy Faith a table top Christmas tree. We didnt’ really need or want the extra tree, but we thought a small table top tree would be ok.
A couple hours later it was time for me to go pick up Faith. She called me and asked if she could stay a few more minutes. It was already past her bedtime, but I knew they were probably busy decorating the tree so I gave her an extra 15 minutes. That gave me a couple minutes to wrap up what I was doing at home and walk down the stree to their house.
When I arrived at their house it was utter chaos. The mom and the grandma were struggling with this huge tree. It was standing briefly when I first arrived and then it toppled over. The stand it was in looked like a normal sized tree stand, but I don’t think it was made for giant trees. It just couldn’t hold that tree up. It was almost comical as they struggled with that huge tree.
We decided to make our exit, and my daughter grabs her “tabletop” tree. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a table big enough to consider this tree a tabletop tree. The tree was bigger than my daughter, standing at just over 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. I was expecting a little one foot tall tree. I’ve seen cute little ones with the base wrapped in burlap sacks, but that’s not what we had here, nope, this was a monster of a tabletop tree. I mean I could see us using this as the family tree if we downsized just a little further.
I’m not sure how this “tabletop” tree is going to hold up. The stand is small and barely holds it and I’m afraid it’s going to tip over and spill the water, especially once we add some decorations. She’s real proud of having her own tree though, so we have to let her keep it. Maybe we’ll go out and buy a proper sized stand for it. Next year we’ll have to give maximum size requirements if they offer to buy her a tree again.
This comical endevour has put me in the mood to hear some funny stories. If you have a funny Christmas related story, please share it in the comment section below and give us all a good laugh.