We have had such a great time beginning to decorate the house.  The children can barely contain themselves as we get all the boxes out.  I was just the same.  As soon as the Thanksgiving meal was being cleared from the table I was off looking for all the Christmas decorations.  The truth has to be told….I was the decorating Nazi.  Yes, I took joy away from others because the tree had to be decorated perfectly.  I believe my brother and sister are still in counseling to get over their tramatic childhood with me.  I couldn't help it…the lights go on first, then the beads, then the ornaments…..GOSH…everyone knows this!!!!! I thought I had matured as a person until the children began wanting to decorate MY tree.  Don't judge me…there are others of you out there who know what I am talking about.  I got each of my children their own tree so they would leave the main tree to ME.  Guess what…it doesn't work that way.  They want their tree and mine.  So, the perfect tree doesn't happen at my house….we all decorate it together……..I cringe a little bit inside when five ornaments are on the same branch…..but I don't want them in counseling like my siblings.  See…I am growing.  A little.