Trimming the tree, part two

Part one is here.

Is it all done?

Me: I don't think we could fit another ornament on it.

Henry: Let's turn out all the lights and look at it!

We run around the lower level of the house and flip off every switch. We all meet back on the couch.

Jane: Wow.

Henry: It is so beautiful. Let's all just be quiet for a minute.

It is a lovely tree, I think. What an absurd and beautiful tradition to bring a tree inside, wrap it in lights, and dress it with old crafts and memories.

Alice: Can I have a pet?

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