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    :tree: What Not to say while trimming the tree

    …List of Things *not* to Say when Hanging Lights on the ChristmasTree!

    “You’ve got two red lights right next to each other. You’re supposed to go yellow, green, red, blue, not yellow, red, red, green,blue…”

    “Up a little higher. You can reach it. Go on, try.”

    “What do you do to these lights when you put them away every year? Tie them in knots?”

    “Here! Give me that!”

    “I don’t care if you have found another two strings, I’m done!”

    “You’ve just wound ‘em around and around - I thought we agreed it shouldn’t look like a spiral this year?”

    “Where’s the cat?”

    “You’ve got the whole thing on the tree upside down. The electric plug thingie should be down here at the bottom, not up at the top.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemagicalchristmas View Post
    …List of Things *not* to Say when Hanging Lights on the ChristmasTree!

    “You’ve got two red lights right next to each other. You’re supposed to go yellow, green, red, blue, not yellow, red, red, green,blue…”

    “Up a little higher. You can reach it. Go on, try.”

    “What do you do to these lights when you put them away every year? Tie them in knots?”

    “Here! Give me that!”

    “I don’t care if you have found another two strings, I’m done!”

    “You’ve just wound ‘em around and around - I thought we agreed it shouldn’t look like a spiral this year?”

    “Where’s the cat?”

    “You’ve got the whole thing on the tree upside down. The electric plug thingie should be down here at the bottom, not up at the top.”

    You can add "where's the dog ?" or "I thought we agreed the dog should not be decorated this year !"
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year from France

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    My husband doesn't say a word! He's so happy to be sitting back letting me do all the work while he stares at his laptop. When I ask him how it looks, he says, "Fantastic! You did a good job," and I say, "No, it doesn't look right to me. It has to be perfect."

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    one magical christmas, I just LOVE your list. It is SO funny. I am so fussy about my tree that my daughters' husband and boyfriend thinks I am "anal retentive" and that I have made my daughters the same way about their trees. It is NEVER perfect. Every single year, I am complaining that there are two of this or that too close to each other, whether it's lights or ornaments or whatever. I am still rearranging stuff AFTER Christmas! LOL. My second daughter was recently telling me how she hates putting the lights on but her husband won't do it and if he did, he wouldn't really care how it looked, She says to me the other day that her husband exclaimed one year, "What did you mother DO to you?!!!!!!!!!" I suppose maybe I should be offended but it just makes me laugh every time I think about it. Some years I have been known to pull the lights off and redo them, up to three times! and this year, I am discovering that I have never put the lights on correctly. You are supposed to wind the cords around each or most of the branches. I just lay them on, but it has to be just so. It's sorta weird, but I just love Christmas so much and all the decorations, etc.. that it makes me cry. but, it's like a love/hate thing. I get into the Christmas spirit early every year and want to start decorating, but at the same time, I completely DREAD it. anyway, thanks for a good laugh; mostly laughing at myself.

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    Good one One,

    I really like the "you have 2 red lights together....." No one else in the world would ever notice, but you do and that is great! I usually take my glasses off when I put the lights on the tree. I have very bad vision and the glowing circles that I see do let me see the 2 red lights together.

    Steph- You must be one "heck" of a Mother-in-Law! :D Good for you! You taught your kids well! Keep laughing honey, you deserve it!

    E

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    My husband tried to put the lights on the first year we were married and used two strands. I fired him. I am pretty anal about my tree but not this year. My kids helped and the older one put up the LR tree and I didn't change much at all. I am trying not to stress over that type stuff with so many other things going on.

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    Uh-ohh

    Another thing to not say is Uh-ohh or OH NO. That always sounds like something really bad is happening.

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    "“Where’s the cat?”"



    LOL

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    I had to smile about the last quote because I have done that in the past. Put the plug thingy the wrong way until one year I got a little smarter and wound my electrical cord around the tree trunk and just left it there when I took the tree down and stored it that way. It works beautifully.

    But this year I got a new pre-lit tree so I didn't have my usually tree trunk with the electrical cord wrapped around the tree trunk.

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    I dont know, but this is a pretty funny post.

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