Take Down the Tree?
I was angry when Beth said it was time to take down the tree. I like climbing in the branches and smelling the pine.
Beth said it was time. Real trees are a lot of work, she said.
They fall over... and they lose their needles. The ornaments slide off the droopy branches and break.
But it won't be cozy anymore, I reminded her.
It will be boring and it will smell like couches and tables.
Beth got all excited when she saw how many pine needles had fallen from the tree. She said she could stuff a large pillow.
She's really good with that positive distraction stuff. Next thing you know, I was playing in a mountain of pine needles and having a pretty good time.
But I still don't like it, when holidays end.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.