We compromised on a family tradition this year - the tradition being that we put up the Christmas tree on the Monday after Thanksgiving for family night.
Since our plane landed in Portland at about 4 PM on the Monday after Thanksgiving, we debated about sticking to tradition.
All the way home from the airport we went back and forth:
"We've got a lot to do before tomorrow."
"I'd like to have it up as long as possible."
"We're all so tired."
"I'm teaching all evening on Tuesday and leaving Wednesday - I don't want to wait till I get back..."
Yes, I won the debate.
Of course I didn't know that I won until I walked in the living room an hour after we got home, and Dan was setting up the tree.
We didn't decorate it until the next morning.
5 weeks ago