How do you combat the distressing, dispiriting process of . . .
chucking the tree?
Why, you organize a hunt for chocolate ornaments!
High up so that the dog can’t get them.
Rules of Engagement: All’s fair in love and chocolate.
And we’re off!
Woah! What was that?
Hey! Body slam!
(I preferred this picture to the non-blurry one where they were cooperating).
Mireille goes out
ostensibly to assist her daughter to find chocolate.
I got one! I got one!
Pas sauter HunTER!
Shall we look in the trees?
Pas toucher HunTER!
I wish I could still be a kid.
Psst. I spot one. Over there!
Mireille – did you just knock the kids out of the way?
You are SO busted!
See? There’s nothing to this whole tree removal process.
Christmas will come again next year.