I said, "Too late- it's in the back of the suburban."
He said, "OH NO, I don't really like real trees. They get too dry and lots of lights make a real tree a fire hazard".
Can you believe it??
I wanted to say it wasn't all about him. But it was.......
I said, "How many houses burned down last year from real trees and Christmas lights?"
"Hundreds", he said.
But he helped me decorate, and tried to tell me how.
And, suddenly, unexpectedly, it felt just like Christmas.
And we both feel better now. We may have to have some spirits with our new Christmas Spirit and toast our new fir tree.