So here's what happened. The tree was set up directly under the cord to turn the light off on the ceiling fan. Normally I have to stand on tippy toes to reach it anyway. With the tree being under it, I had to stand on tippy toes WHILE leaning over to turn the light off. However Wednesday night, as I was attempting to turn the light off, I lost my balance and fell into the tree and fell hard on my butt.
So not only did I break the tree stand and bruise my butt, I broke all of my girls' ornaments. The twins and Korinne's. I was able to buy a new stand today but have yet to find ornaments to replace those I broke.
I woke up the next morning, knowing what had happened and felt like the worst mother in the world! To credit my kids, they didn't question what happened to the tree or the broken ornaments. God I love them!
So now I'm walking around very very carefully because I hurt so bad. I didn't even realize I used butt muscles for the littlest things like coughing. LOL Now I know.