The Christmas Tower of Trash

Another Christmas has ended and that means it’s time for one of my favorite traditions – creating the tower of trash. As I explained last year, the city we live in won’t pick up any trash that is not in a city owned trashcan. You either leave a pile of bags or you “make it work’. I choose to make it work by building cardboard walls to turn my can from regular to super.


I think we went even higher this year. I took this picture before I added a layer of cardboard on each side and threw one more bag of stinky leftovers on top. The best part is the rain that started about an hour ago and will keep on all night. Happy Holidays to whichever city employee came up with this exciting rule.

Christmas went off without a hitch. We’re becoming pros after all of these years of pulling off the family get-togethers. Also, the kids want less and less toys which means less and less annoying packaging to try to break into. I wonder how many people end up at the ER with scissors through there hands because of all of that crap.

Here they are about to tear it up.


Here they are opening stuff under the watchful eyes of Ralphie, his mom, his brother, and the ‘major award’.


I think they cleaned up pretty good this year. The Nerf guns were my idea. Clothes are fine and they love clothes but you really need to have something a bit dangerous or it’s just not Christmas.