You can officially say "I told you so."
You warned me.
"Lisa, I know you love pussy willow trees, but they're really hard to manage."
I bought one.
"Lisa, I know you really want to plant your tree [that I warned you not to buy] there, but it will take over your sidewalk."
"Lisa, these trees require a lot of pruning and maintenance."
And you told me so.
Your humble daughter -- Lisa --
P.S. When the tree blooms for a few weeks in October, the hard work of the prior 11 months is forgotten ... and I smile whenever I come home to see my blooming tree.