So, we decided to give our Charlie Brown fake tree another year (and try to pick up a replacement during the after-Christmas sales). Unfortunately, lighting the tree is only a one person job. Gwen did it last year (for some reason) and seemed gung-ho to do it again this year.
I supervised. And uttered such helpful things as “Oh … that’s not good” (when she reached the end of a branch with the end-to-end string).
At this moment it looks like we won’t need to go buy any more lights for the tree. This year. Update: Um, she ran out about a foot from the top. Now the question is: unstring and restring the lights, or buy another short string. It’s much too late tonight to be making that decision.
I’ll post an after picture after Gwen’s finished lighting it, and we put the decorations on it.