Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A tree half-full

Today I began to dismantle the holly jolly-ness and it feels so good to put this crap away.

Little Guy managed to break tons of the stuff on my vintage tree, and I kept moving the ornaments up so that by the end of it only the top part of the tree was decorated. A tree half-full or a tree half-empty, either way there was no way to put a positive spin on the tree situation. It ended up looking looking janky. I don't know why I was so stubborn about putting it up in the first place. Really I knew better.

Maybe next year I'll put up the giant sparkly beacon of temptation again.

Maybe next year he'll leave it alone.

Either that or I'll duct tape him to the couch until New Year's.


Linda Pressman said...

Just imagine the fun we had with two-year-olds and burning candles at Hanukkah...

For your dilemma I'm thinking rubber ornaments. Something indestructible. Crate and Barrel had some cute fabric ones. That should satisfy the mom's need for a tasteful tree and the 2-yr-old's need to grab everything, right?

latisha said...

after ours was pulled down twice, we just painted one. it was fun really. check it out: