Christmas In Mexico:@WalmartComMx Was The Place To Procure Our Tree!! Woot!

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DH isn’t really overbearing and demanding too often. But when he is, it is such a pain in my ass.

This year, DH decided we needed a Christmas tree. This would be completely fine if:

1. We were staying in Mexico for Christmas.

2. He was not adamant that it is bad luck to go into the New Year with your tree still up.

3. He wouldn’t have left our artificial Christmas tree in Boston nine years ago.

An artificial tree is pretty expensive here, so that left us with one (mildly undesirable option): buy a live tree from the Wal-Mart grocery store.

While I was not too excited about this idea at first, once we got to the store I realized that I wasn’t thinking about this in the right cultural context. In Mexico, lawyers haven’t gotten around to involving themselves in everything. This was great because:

1. The guy cut and created a homemade tree stand and wrapped the tree while we shopped!
20121207-103028.jpg2. The guy cut the twine, hoisted the tree onto the car and made sure it was secure before we drove away.

20121207-103644.jpgIn our family getting the tree onto the car and later into the stand causes a lot of swearing and arguing. We then have to ride home in the freezing cold with all the windows open and all of the non-driving hands clutching the tree.

That’s a Christmas tradition I don’t miss.

The best part? All we had to do was decorate!
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About Orange Marigolds

Welcome to "Orange Marigolds". My name is Kim, and I am the editor of this blog. I write food, travel and lifestyle articles. I love Halloween and host a lot of fun giveaways! I live in Michigan with my husband, son and dogs. Thanks for visiting.
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