There are two kinds of people who celebrate Christmas: those with real trees and those with fake trees. Fake trees are familiar and predictable. Real trees come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they even come with a surprise.
When you have children, in many ways, your life is measured in benchmarks: first word, first steps, birthdays, the first day of school, high school graduation, and the first day of college. Oh and their first tattoo. Yeah, that was a shocker for me too.