Kansas Dad, the kids and I picked out a real tree tonight. We haven't had a real tree since...hmmm...I think it was before First Daughter was born. First Son had just turned two. I knew we needed lights for it as our string barely covers the three foot artificial tree we've been using. The kids insisted on colored lights, though I prefer white. Kansas Dad asked about a tree stand and I assured him we still had the old one. Home we came with our small but real tree.
Only it turns out we do not have a tree stand. Sigh. Someone (cough-Kansas Dad, poor guy) will have to go back to the store tomorrow.
Here on the Range, we decorate our tree with Christmas ornaments and early. That's because we often travel during the Christmas season and I don't like to miss any possible time with my lovingly decorated tree. We do, however, use about 95% unbreakable ornaments. Toddlers are dangerous people around Christmas trees.
Hopefully we can still decorate it tomorrow.