Ohhh that Sadie Girl of mine. She is quite the little battle-axe. When she wants to do something, she will NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT IT UNTIL YOU DO IT. She was ready to put up Christmas stuff, like, the day after Thanksgiving. I, being the Grinchey-type girl I am, kept groaning and putting her off, but I could only stall it a few days. She forced my hand.
The kids decorated it themselves again this year, which means, of course, that it ended up looking like this:
We go through this every year. And this is how I feel about it every year:
But you gotta let some things go. The kids were proud of it. So it sat like that for a few weeks. Until Ben couldn't stand it anymore and prettied it up. :)