My parents have gone over to the dark side. And I'm very frightened.
My Mom called me yesterday to tell me that they couldn't get their (real) Christmas tree to stand up straight after trying for 2 days to set it up. So what did they do? Well, they did what anyone would do in this situation.
They threw out their beautiful real tree and went to the store to buy a fake one.
A FAKE ONE.
This, from my Dad who SHAMED my mother and father-in-law into getting a real tree when they bought a fake one for the first time.
From my Dad who LOVES the whole tree-selection process.
From my Mom who whole-heartedly agreed with me when I claimed that a perfect Christmas tree just could not come in a box.
I feel like I must mourn now. Christmas just isn't the same now that my parents have a tree that they can open up like an umbrella and switch on (because it comes with the Christmas lights ALREADY ON IT!)
Mom and Dad - I love you... but I'm worried about you.