The Boy: Is there a reason we have a color-coded, assemble-by-numbers Christmas tree? You do know that some people get a real tree, and they keep it in water and do all the same things to it that we do to our plastic tree.

Me, attempting to be a Voice of Reason but coming across like I need Prozac desperately: So what you're saying is that you think it is a perfectly good idea to go out in the woods and murder a tree that has spent years and years of its life growing and being a home for squirrels and birds so that you can bring it home and decorate it and have it in your living room for a week?

B: Er . . . maybe not.


bod said...

your reasoning is perfectly sound and it suits me totally to leave the trees in place!