Around this time each year my husband and I have what I like to refer to as “The Great Ornament Debate”.
The conversation usually goes something like this:
Me: We have plenty of ornaments.
Him: It’s red and gold. Those are “the colours” for our tree.
Me: I don’t really want to spend any money on ornaments this year…
Him: It’s on sale! We really should get this….
Me: We really do have lots of ornaments.
Him: What about the five ornaments you broke last week, hm?
Me: Right, on sale you say?
Him: You know if we picked up a few boxes like this…
Me: <Thinking> Oh no here it comes…
Him: …we could get rid of some of those old ornaments.
Him: Maybe just the really old ones.
Him: Well what about those green glass balls, we could replace all of those with…
Me: We really don’t need more ornaments. The tree is full!
Him: Right but if we were to take off say all of the green balls we could replace them with….
Him: <Looking dejected>
Me: Err… Want to go look at the electronics section? I heard video games are on sale…
|I like my ugly old ornaments,
thank you very much.