Deck the halls…with unwanted pests?

I think I’d have fainted!

Mom Goes On


We’ve had an artificial Christmas tree for years. I do miss the sharp, tangy smell of a live tree in the house, but there were good reasons for going fake…

There were some pretty lean years as the kids grew up. An artificial tree, only paid for once, saved plenty of bucks. We have very limited space in our house, so a skinny tree fit the room much better than a live tree. December is so incredibly busy it would be difficult to fit in a tree-chopping expedition ever year.

But the most compelling reason for our switch to artificial was the bizarre and disgusting event that took place the last time we bought a real tree, the year Oldest Sister was still Only Child and had just turned two. Such fun to decorate the tree and put presents beneath it with her. Until…

We’d had the the tree in…

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