There are some aromas that bring to mind holiday memories. I love the smell of hot cider (even though I'm not a fan of drinking it - weird, I know), goodies baking in the oven and fresh cut pine trees! Unfortunately, most of us are allergic to the pine trees.
I never had troubles as a kid. I don't remember feeling like my head was so full it was going to explode or sneezing till my lungs begged for mercy. But, as I've gotten older, the allergies have kicked in. I think Little Bug, Baby Girl and Hubby are all affected by it too. Red is the only one it doesn't seem to bother. And he could care less about what kind of tree we have - as long as there are gifts under it with his name on them, then he's good.
We're so miserable when we have a fresh tree and seems so silly to suffer for such a small thing. Yet, we've done it for a long time. I grew up with a real tree. We've been married for 10 years and we've had a real tree each and every year. It's tradition.
But this year is different. We already have really bad head colds and we're tired of feeling blah. I couldn't justify making my family more sickly than we already are. I gave in. I bought a fake tree.
And now? I want to cry. It seems so ridiculous to be so upset over this, but it makes me so sad. 33 years (almost) of having that wonderful smell in my home and now it's gone.
Does anyone know of a candle or spray or something that smells wonderfully Christmas-y? It doesn't necessarily have to be a pine scent, just something holiday-ish.
In the mean time, I think I'll go bake some cookies to make myself feel better...