Reasonable? Never!We had a big tree one year. I cut it off a mountainside with an axe. In that context it really didn't look very big, compared with the other trees. It was just when I realized that I couldn't carry it by myself that I knew it was going to be big.Best tree we ever had. This year's tree is one I call the 'Outlaw Christmas Tree,' because it is very scraggly.
By the way -- "begged"? I have trouble believing that you'd settle for a man who'd beg. :) I'm going to guess the truth is closer to, "My husband, with a sigh, made the gesture of a pro forma request that I try to be more reasonable next year."
Reasonable? You mean more like the 6" cloth, stuffed tree that comes out on Christmas Eve and sits on our mantle for a couple of days?[g]Eric Hines
OK, "beg" was a figure of speech. He made a heartfelt request for my consideration of his point of view, suggesting hopefully that one experience of a really big tree might satisfy my tree cravings for several years. (But he knows that getting between me and a big Christmas tree is a little like getting between me and a dog that needs to be adopted.) A neighbor had to help him schlep it up the stairs: it was too heavy for the two of us together. The strange thing is, it didn't cost noticeably more than the size I usually get.
That great high cathedral ceiling is made to order for a large tree. Enjoy!
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