If there's one thing I'm thankful for this Christmas, it's that my ex isn't around to argue about the tree and its decorations. Among the many arguments we had:
#1 Artificial or live. I wanted a nice white fake tree, he wanted a live, green, death-by pinesol smelling tree. But he gave in and got me the white tree. But wait! On the way to the checkout he pulled the oh woe is me it's not Christmas without a LIVE tree BS line. So I gave in this time and said FINE, but I've watered and vacuumed up after my mom's tree since I was about 5. YOU are caring for this one. Didn't happen and I was rip shit pissed when pine needles covered my floor for 4 days at a time.
#2 In my household, WW3 was had because we couldn't agree on whether an angel or a star goes on the top of the tree. In the end, we had the most asinine looking Christmas tree ever because there was both an angel and a star on top. This the worst argument out of the lot by far.
#3 We couldn't agree on lights or ornaments. I wanted white and blue lights (to match a white tree) he wanted the 6 color lights with the red, gold, green, and blue ornaments. There was even disagreement about the Christmas stockings colors.
#4 Do we save the ornaments for next year or throw them out? I said save them. Ex husband said it is very very bad luck to reuse the ornaments and especially the tree topper and to throw them out. They're cheap enough, he said.
#5 He's not around to sleepwalk, mistake the tree for a robber, and wrestle it off the back deck this year.
Does your man just let you do the Christmas decorating or do you come to a compromise or what? This year I have a green artificial one...Well it's a start in the right direction I guess.