Nothing can brighten a rainy day quite like a toddler, with his very own tree to decorate.
His mama told me he hung all the kid-friendly ornaments on their tree, but after today, I’m not sure I believe her. All their ornaments are certainly not clustered together like that!
So yeah, Marmie had to help. (a lot – by the end I was holding up an ornament and asking Charlie where it should go…and sometimes asking “are you sure it wouldn’t look better over here?”)
But the end result is wonderful. Have you noticed there’s a certain magic about Christmas trees? they always look beautiful. This tree spent its first years in our home as the “bird tree”. I’ll bet it’s happy with the change. A whole new set of ornaments…and a much different generation of decorators. It makes me smile, too!
Charlie loves that he can touch all the ornaments… even the ones at the very top. Which he needs a stool to reach (at least for this year – the tree is four feet tall).
He also had fun exploring the toys. The bell (from a copy of The Polar Express, if memory serves) was his favorite. My favorite part was the story we read after we finished all the decorating.
( The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza. apparently Santa was a huge fan of books way back then, too 😊)