Cleaning up Christmas...
Putting things away till next year...
I like that.
I do it by myself, kids sleeping, Ben working on research.
Just me and the tree, saying goodbye until next year.
I like looking at each ornament as I put it back away.
Ones from my childhood,
Ones I stole from my Mom when I was first married,
New ones that Jocelyn and I made this year in preschool.
Silly ones that the Professor and I bought on fun trips.
Flowers, crystals, thrift store Christmas lights.
I look forward to next year and the years to come,
Adding more ornaments, more colors, more stories and memories.
Judy, we need some ornaments from Ben's childhood too.
You see, I plan on having multiple trees.
A grove in the living room,
Full of lights and different styles.
I like them all.
Until next year little friends.