Last year this happened to our Christmas Tree. I wrote a couple of weeks ago of how paranoid I was after cutting down this year's tree to find a tag that said don't cut until December 8. Well, can anyone guess what happened to this year's tree?? Yep...
I started to notice that a couple of the limbs started to lose their needles. This was last week, and I thought to myself that surely the tree will make it one.more.week! And it may have, doubtful, but I was hoping, until I learned one valuable piece to the puzzle.
Carter thought it was pretty cool to see the cascade of needles when he pulled on the individual limbs, so in a matter of a day, our floor looked like this:
So, in a very quick decision on Saturday morning, Jeremy and I decided to take down the tree and replace it with our "emergency" tree from last year - you know the ugly, skinny, cheap tree that I bought a few days before Christmas last year when our tree decided to lose all of it's needles!! Yeah, that one.
At least we learned from last year's fiasco, to put a tree bag under this year's tree and it certainly came in handy - made clean up much much easier.
We then decorated our "new" tree with Evan just like we did a couple of weeks ago. Oddly enough, Evan did more decorating with this tree than the original. He is going to grow up thinking having to replace a dead tree every year is normal!
I am very, very, very tempted to scrap the whole Family Tree Day Tradition all together and buy a nice fake tree this weekend!! Jeremy was thinking it too, but was too afraid to suggest it but was relieved when I mentioned it. I am still contemplating it.