Decorating the Christmas Tree

I used to be a huge proponent of glass Christmas tree ornaments. Then...I had kids. And I realized that I routinely break at least one glass ornament a year, and if I wanted my kids to be at all involved in the process of decorating, there would be MANY broken ornaments to clean up.

So I bought some pretty plastic ornaments that only bounce on our tile floor when we drop them.

I'm so glad I made that decision. One part of me wants to cover my eyes as I watch them decorating the tree (and doing it very badly), but another part is so happy to see their eager faces.

James made a little nest of ornaments in the tree.

Helen was much more caring.

 She took her job quite seriously.

I fixed the tree after the kids went to bed - I don't think I could stand to look at a kid-decorated tree all December. Haha!

1 comment

  1. That's why my mom used to do...we'd wake up with a whole new tree! I think we have the same ornaments, too. :)

    btw I love reading your blog. I've never commented before but it's so fun to read, thanks for doing it!


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