...How you look a little absurd!
If you read my last post, you will know a little something about me. I am slightly obsessed with my Christmas tree every year. That obsession I have when picking the tree out, continues into decorating it. But this year, I didn't have too high of expectations due to the fact that I have a 2 y.o. and a toddler. I knew that I would probably have to tweak my decorating style slightly to accommodate sticky little hands.
So thinking ahead last year - the After Christmas Sales - I bought a ton of cute "child friendly" ornaments (aka cheap plastic ones that I wouldn't care if they broke).
Side Note - Evan NEVER bothered the tree when he was a toddler. So naturally I assumed Carter wouldn't either. WHAT was I thinking? I should have known that Carter would do the complete opposite since they do EVERY opposite.
We decorated the tree this past weekend and I placed all of our nice ornaments on the upper part of tree, out of the way of little hands. We have a tradition of buying an ornament in every city we visit. We have an ornament from Paris, London, Baltimore, several light houses etc. We have a Michigan football ornament and an Arizona Wildcat ornament. Which are all breakable because we got them before we had kids. Geeze, what were we thinking? And of course we have the keepsake ornaments of the kids.
We placed the snowflake ornaments all along the bottom of the tree, you know, just in case. It wasn't up to my standard, when all was said and done, but I could rest assured that it was child friendly and I didn't really have to stress about anything getting broken.
But now, our tree has turned into this? Do you notice anything about it? Maybe that ALL the ornaments have begun a migration to the top of the tree and the light strands are migrating outward. Carter can't seem to keep himself from pulling all the ornaments off the bottom and looking at the lights as closely as possible, so every time he takes one off, I place it on the tree above where he can't grab.
So this year, our tree is a little, hmmmm, eccentric. And I LOVE it! Because I know that we will look back at this year with the boys and laugh and cry that they are no longer small and that we no longer will have to child-proof our trees. I will get my "perfect" tree back soon enough, so this year I relish in the fact that I have two beautiful, busy, inquisitive little boys who enjoy their Christmas tree as much as I love mine.