After our experience with Mason and the tree last year, we decided to get an artificial tree. This was the first artificial one that we have had together. We always go to Lowe's to pick out our tree every year. Well, maybe we have a new tradition. Mason destroyed our tree last year. Ornaments were flying off the tree, needles every where, branches falling off, he was all over it every day it was up. Of course, now this year, he hasn't bothered it much at all. He walks up to it and say's "it's pretty, Mommy". He may touch an ornament here or there, but nothing like last year.
I'll admit, it was strange reading instructions on how to put together our Christmas tree.
Once we were finished, it looked like a Christmas tree, not an artificial tree. We were pleased and it was nice to not have to worry about watering it every night.