It last for approximately 10 days.
We (I) decided to got with the fake tree this year. Its not awesome. But it has lights and my favorite, favorite. ORNAMENTS. I love ornaments. And every single one on this tree was a gift. I didn't purchase a single one. I even have a master list of who gifted what to whom. (okay thats another story.)
Here's my rational for going fake, this year.
1 - we already had it in the garage. convenient.
2 - With LGs surgery getting to the tree farm wouldn't happen anytime soon
3 - we won't be home for Christmas.
4 - Enter the mighty 2 year old Babe.
Yep, the whole thing fell into the play room. Completely busted the base, the top came flying off, ornaments everywhere, and a section of lights no longer works. Thank goodness Mamaw was here to help M.E. get it up and I had to get the "real tree" base from the garage and rigged it to work with this tree. So the tree is back up and Babe has not went within a foot of it since.
Babe was not hurt in the falling of the tree, however, there were some casualities. I've tried not to cry, but dang it. I love my ornaments. And four of them broke. I found most of the pieces and have tried krazy glue. Didn't work. So I'll be bustin out the hot glue this week to see if I can save them. I may have to just put them back up with missing pieces and chalk it up to the year.
Babe rode the tree to the ground.