Thursday, December 06, 2007

the dispute

you asked what the dispute was about in this post, so i will tell you, because i love you all and it's not nice to keep secrets! so, here it is:

since we got our tree this weekend we naturally started discussing what color we want to decorate our tree this year. now, i understand that most of you probably don't even have this discussion in your family, at least it never was a discussion in our family growing up. we would just decorate the tree with whatever ornaments we had in the christmas boxes. but for some reason, which reason i am unsure about, we have this discussion each year.

the first christmas that lala was able to talk and share her opinion readily, she informed us that she wanted a purple christmas tree. so, mitch and i thought, "hey why not!" (points to mitch for agreeing to have a purple tree, but i guess that is what happens when there is no other male representation in the family) so, that christmas we bought a huge box of purple plastic ornaments (that look like glass, a wonderful invention) and a box of silver plastic ornaments. that year we gave our second daughter the purple tree she wanted, because we are just nice that way!

during the after christmas sales that same year we went and bought a box of the same ornaments that were red, highly discounted, of course! so, last year we had a red tree.

but i digress! back to the dispute. on tuesday night mitch went to freddies and bought 600 more white christmas lights so he could add them the already 800 lights on the tree to finish "lighting" it. while he was there, he bought a box of gold plastic ornaments that he thought we would use this year. when he got home i told him that we did red and gold last year, so i didn't want to do gold this year. he, however said that it was red and silver.

that's when i got all high and mighty and said, "we've got pictures of the tree! i'll go find them and show you that the tree was red and GOLD, not silver!" he told me to look in the morning because it was too late. then he told me to post the pictures on my blog with the title "this is for mitch" and the words, "see i told you so!" that way he could see it at work.

well, you see how that turned out, and there you have it!

9 comments:

Malia said...

haha! thats funny! I like your colored tree tradition! what color is it this year? besides the gold? Cant wait to see it on here! Loves!

Bridget said...

Oh, I just hate to be wrong. That's so funny. Thanks for clue ing us in.

Becca said...

HILARIOUS! I hate being wrong too. It's a good thing I never am! jj

Merilee said...

Thank you for clearing that up!

Darilyn said...

This is hilarious Mahina. I absolutely LOVE purple christmas trees. You have given me an idea for a post! Yippee, i love it when i get an idea!

Megan said...

I'm just impressed you got Mitch to put 1400 lights on your tree. Not too mention the fact that he willingly went to get more! I had to put the lights on this year because I got tired of waiting for Reed to have time in between school and work!

Elizabeth said...

Go for another off-the-wall color...like orange and gold. Or maybe aqua and gold. Or pink and gold! I'll be Mitch would LOVE a pink tree! :-)

Mandy said...

Thats a nice tree you picked out. Cant wait to see it all decorated!

Michal said...

hah! i hate it when they're right! i love hearing about other families' tree-ditions.