Dec 11, 2008

Christmas Games


All the planets aligned tonight and we managed to decorate our Christmas tree, which now looks slightly less plastic, but only just. In an unusual turn of events, we actually had a good time, and were quite taken by surprise that all 5 people in our family could be happy at the same time while in the same room. It's a Christmas miracle. I managed to successfully act like I didn't care that there were 12 silver ornaments on one branch and 7 bows on another, all just about at Sam's eye level. And I even refrained from redecorating it after they went to bed for at least an hour, until the Martha Stewart in me couldn't take it anymore. But I guarantee you that tomorrow morning, Mia will walk in and immediately say Hey! That's not where I put that silver snowflake! And thus will begin our favorite Christmas game of Mia redecorating the tree each day, and me "fixing" it at night. This will be repeated every day until Christmas, or until enough ornaments have been broken that we stop caring. I just love holiday traditions!


7 comments:

Courtney said...

Sounds like fun. We were only able to put up our tree because we put Spencer to bed. I've been running interference ever since.

Gabriela Hull said...

That's sounds like a great game. This year the boys did it all and I have yet to remove the yo-yo Jacob put up on the tree. It kind of feels great to not care anymore!

Gabriela Hull said...

OK...but I couldn't resist my typo! I know it is not "that's" but "that". Ok..I feel better!

jenDOTross said...

More fun games: when you wake up to find all the ornaments have left the tree to go see the baby Jesus, or that Spiderman has visited and left some of that cottony webbing stuff from Halloween all over the tree. I am sticking with a 3 foot tree on a counter top this year.

Mary said...

I love the game of redecorating the tree. My kids are at least getting a little older and taller and I do not have to do as much decorating as I use to. Just smile and remember that this to shall pass.

LAURA said...

fun times. all our ornaments are on either on the ground or on the ear of our toy horse.

Neva said...

I have been such a Scrooge this year. Anna turns one this Sunday and she destroys everything in her path. I knew that she and the christmas tree would not be a good combination, but everyone else in my family insisted that we decorate the tree. What a disaster! There are broken ornaments and half-eaten candy canes all over the house! I'm just waiting for her to electrocute herself with the lights! Bah! Humbug!