I couldn't put off the Christmas decorating any longer. Since it seemed silly to go all out with a tree at this late date, I went with the Christmas piano again this year. I did the decorating myself while ABM and the kids were at church. C1 gave me a hard time when I suggested going without a tree a few weeks' ago, but all the kids seemed happy with the piano once I was done. C2 went out of her way to tell me that I had done a great job. I think that if we make this part of our tradition and do it earlier in December, the kids will embrace it.