11 December 2002
As has been our tradition over the past 16 years or so, we bought our tree "wrapped" today. As usual, the people at Target asked if we'd like to see it unwrapped first. They have a mesh sleeve into which they can insert an unwrapped tree so people can fit them in their cars for the drive home. Our family, however, likes to buy our tree based on how it looks in its original twine wrapping. When we get it home, the kids walk around the tree with the ropes in hands and watch the branches ease their way down into position. Without exception, we've always ended up with beautiful trees this way.
The new thing is that they both can touch the top of the tree!