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tree Who decorates the tree?

In your famliy is there single person that decorates the main tree or is it a family activity?

In my family my husband always has left me do the tree. He enjoys seeing my creation when it's done and I'm so grateful that he allows me to have my special decorating the tree all to myself.

Now when our kids were small of course they helped but I always had to re-arrange when they went to bed. Then when they became teens, they really didn't care but good seed was planted in our daughters, they do beautiful trees for their families.

Now I make sure my tree is up and decorated before any of the granchildren visit. I do make rolled sugar cookies with them and they love to decorate the cookies but the tree is mine all mine. LOL.

So who is the tree decorater in your family?
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Well when I lived with my parents it was me putting up the tree and then Mom and I decorating it. Now in my own house its me that still puts it up and my Wife helps me decorate...thanks...now I want to put up the tree..haha
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Nobody and I mean nobody is allowed to help me with my tree! I'm very picky about it and I do it a certain way so I don't let anyone do it. Not the lights, not the branches when they are getting put on the tree, nothing!
When we were kids my parents used to let us put some stuff on then the older I got it just sort of became my job to do it. After that my brother didn't want my mom to do any decorating, he just wanted it to be me even when he was an adult he was like that. He moved to Florida and I still lived at home so he'd call me and make sure I did all the decorating. My mom doesn't do her tree, I do it and my brother calls me to do his tree as well. So, I'm the tree decorator for my entire family!

My husband is too much of a clutz to decorate, last year he knocked over the tree I put up in the gameroom which has all of his ornaments on it! So, he's off limits!
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Which Tree??? LOL!

The kids decorate their tree in their bedroom.

Hubby decorates the tree in the family room - that is his sports themed tree.

I decorate the tree in our bedroom and the dinning room tree.

The main tree which is in the living room - Everyone helps to decorate.
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Oh it's my wife for sure (with minimal help and suggestions from the rest of us)... but all the kids have a small one of their own that they do.
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Nobody and I mean nobody is allowed to help me with my tree! I'm very picky about it and I do it a certain way so I don't let anyone do it. Not the lights, not the branches when they are getting put on the tree, nothing!
Ditto what she said!!!!!!!!!! I'm like Monica in Friends, I'm that anal about the tree!!!!!!!!

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My hubby usually helps me set up the tree and lights. The grandkids and I usually decorate the tree. I keep the breakable ornaments separate from the others and let them decorate the bottom part of tree (that's all they can reach, lol). I take all the breakables and hang them up high. I do have to rearrange some after they leave.
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My hubby usually helps me set up the tree and lights. The grandkids and I usually decorate the tree. I keep the breakable ornaments separate from the others and let them decorate the bottom part of tree (that's all they can reach, lol). I take all the breakables and hang them up high. I do have to rearrange some after they leave.
Grandkids?? Your grandkids?? You look too young lol
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Ditto what she said!!!!!!!!!! I'm like Monica in Friends, I'm that anal about the tree!!!!!!!!

Me too! I also hate it when I come home and find that my husband decided to move an ornament! I can always spot that something is out of place and I'll have to find him and tell him about it. He's also like a bull in a china shop so I don't want him anywhere near my tree! Even the dog gets yelled at for messing up the tree. She always runs into the branches and I can either see it moving if I'm sitting there or I'll hear it move from all of the jingling and I yell in to her, "Hey! Easy on the tree!" Huh, kids!
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Me too! I also hate it when I come home and find that my husband decided to move an ornament! I can always spot that something is out of place and I'll have to find him and tell him about it. He's also like a bull in a china shop so I don't want him anywhere near my tree! Even the dog gets yelled at for messing up the tree. She always runs into the branches and I can either see it moving if I'm sitting there or I'll hear it move from all of the jingling and I yell in to her, "Hey! Easy on the tree!" Huh, kids!
2 years ago when my cat was a kitten he would climb in the tree and go to sleep. I am too easy on my pets. Sometimes I just let him sleep there even though he knocked a lot of ornaments off the tree. When I was a kid we had a cat who would get on a table and leap right in the middle of the tree and knock it completely over. He did this several times a week.

I found myself fixing the tree all through the season.
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