Tuesday, December 06, 2005
So on monday I took the kids to see Grampa and Gramma. My mom wanted them for some kid sized Christmas adventures. That and Luana and I could really use the break. While in Hamilton i bought some LED Christmas lights for the tree... You see our tree was almost all done when something wierd happened to the top string of lights. They got crazy bright and then all burnt out. wierd... So I bought these economical, but expensive lights to redo the tree. we got the tree unassembled again. I plugged in the new lights... and luana didn't like the colour.
the lights I bought were "clear" but LED "clear" is different from old fashioned "clear" so today i went back to Canadian tire to return the lights.
I ended up buying the good old fashioned clear lights this time...
Doing my husbandly duty I unpacked them and put them on the tree. i got all the way from the top to the bottom and had 4 or 5 branches left when my wife started to make noises... Don't pretend you don't know exactly what i am talking about. Noises that say I am doing something wrong but come without words attached to them.
"Its just that i can see the wires at the top"
"That's cause there are no ornaments on the tree yet"
"I just don't know if they are going to bug me all year"
"Don't worry, it's not like i'm going to have time to look at the tree"
("I can't beleive she just said that like now I should feel guilty for putting up the lights wrong and not helping her nurse the baby this Christmas")
"I can't believe you are going to make me take down 5 strings of lights for the 6 inches on the top of the tree"
"next year i'll do it myself"
("I'll hold you to that")
"Fine I'll take down the lights, but i'm going to blog this"