Sometimes you just honestly can’t tell from photos. The images aren’t a deliberate attempt to fool anyone, they never are… the moments depicted are real, they happened. What is missing from these photos of us collecting our tree this year is my already foul mood that Sunday afternoon, perhaps stressed out from everything holiday that still needed to be done. What is also missing from the photos is my complete lack of patience with Mikey, who was of course fairly over-excited about finally picking up this year’s Christmas tree.
We managed to get the tree into our apartment and propped up in its stand on the table before retiring to different areas of the small apartment to cool off from one another. Excitement was renewed after time to relax and eat dinner, we set about decorating the tree. Mikey climbed on a step stool to help his daddy with the lights, baubles and his favourite part: candy canes. Things came together in the end.