Thursday, November 29, 2007
Our Christmas Tree
We have an artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree on loan from my parents. Yesterday I put it together again, and then let the kids have a ball decorating it. Last year, I bought several boxes of glass balls at Dollar Tree. They looked nice, but we lost more than half due to tragic toddler related incidents. Glass was found for months. My husband managed to step on some while remodeling the front room and got a really nasty cut on his foot. This year I bought some shatterproof balls.
I know our tree isn't pretty in the home decorating magazine kind of way. It's barricaded in the corner, and the ornaments tend to move and flock into clumps on the tree, a bit like sparkly birds. My kids love to decorate and redecorate the tree. Ten years from now, I will probably have a beautiful, perfect Christmas tree, and mourn the loss of my "kid tree". I will enjoy my creative decorative techniques while I can.
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