Adam and I took the kids to get a Christmas tree this week. Actually, before I go further, I should clarify. Adam needed to get something at the store and I saw some Christmas trees for sale.
You see, he and I are the complete opposite. In almost every sense of the word, we are night and day. He's analytical, I'm a dreamer. He's grounded, I float in the clouds. I love the idea of a real Christmas tree and he...well...you get the idea.
In my mind, a real tree is magical. The way it colors the house with that woodsy smell, the deep richness of the pine, the feeling of Christmas comes alive from the minute you bring it home.
Adam's version of a real tree is how big of a mess it is, that it's annoying to keep up with and water...and more than anything else, how it's a complete nightmare to have to deal with when taking it down and out of the house.
I get that. I really do...but it's Christmas...and every once in a while, he'll agree to give in.
This year was no exception. Going back to not having to speak a word to get your point across...
When we went to the store, there was a tree area. Adam shot me a look as I smiled "that" smile at him. Walking through the aisles, there were rows and rows of trees that stood proudly, just waiting to go home.
That's when I saw it. The tree of all trees. It stood out in a mass of others as a ray of light shown down and birds began to sing. Adam took one look at the tree, then one look at me and knew exactly what I was thinking.
"Oh no. Don't even think about it. This tree wouldn't even fit it our yard."
And with that...I couldn't help but bust out laughing. He didn't realize when he'd said it, but quickly knew it was the perfect set up for the best line in the movie "Christmas Vacation".
When he knew what I was thinking, Adam shook his head. "This is the one...isn't it?" He muttered as he tried to mentally calculate how to get it on the car and into our house.
Nodding, my smile grew form ear to ear.
There's something to be said about being with someone for so long that you know each others thoughts and feelings - and even if I don't say it out loud enough, I hope he knows how he's the best thing that ever happened to me...Griswold tree and all.
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