Well, I thought since it’s been a week since I posed the real vs. fake question I’d give you our decision. But first I must say this was definitely a hot button issue with you guys. I promise we took all arguments into consideration and weighed the pros and cons. It appeared to be almost a split argument between Northerners and Southerners. Of course those demographics are a bit different than what you might think. I put our Canadian readers in the Northern catergory while Chicagoans were the majority of southerners.
And our decision was…..
We went with fake.
We got a good price at Dillard’s for our 9 ft tree and I have a little more piece of mind when I sleep now. I always worried our real tree would catch on fire in the middle of the night. I have taken more than my fair share of trips to check on trees at 3 am. (I’m very aware that I am neurotic so no need to comment on that.) I’m also excited to deal with less tree needles. Of course, we managed to bring some of our previous tree needles into our new house. This is due to the fact that last year I just threw the tree skirt full of needles into the Christmas bucket.
Surprisingly the boys didn’t care one way or the other about the tree. They were just excited to put up the tree and decorate it.
For my family who may not be in favor of my decision I will have this waiting for you when you get here.