Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gone Are the Days...

Gone are the days of my beautifully, immaculately decorated Christmas trees. The days when I would buy ornaments and ribbons by theme. Silver and Blue, Auburn, or Clear glass ornaments with silver. There were years when I would even go so far as to wrap all gifts to match whatever the theme was for my tree.

Here are the days where the entire bottom row of branches must remain bare, for fear of little hands pulling ornaments off, or have them serve as choking hazards. Here are the days where 12 ornaments are bunched on 2 little branches, thanks to the help of our little Munchkin and her decorating expertise. Here are the days when the Hubby and I no longer fight over the lights, because I no longer have the energy to waste worrying about their perfection.

The funny thing is, in the midst of all of our bunchy, homemade, mismatched ornaments, we have the most beautiful tree I have ever seen.

5 comments:

Heather S. said...

You really are a great mom. I won't even let the girls touch my tree. I'm just that anal. lol!

Jen said...

I was thinking the exact same thing last night. The kids decorated most of the tree and I haven't moved a single ornament.

It's the most beautiful tree we've ever had. :-)

Michelle said...

OMGosh, I totally know what you mean. And I thought it was only us. After having children I gave up on "tree perfection" LOL! This year with our almost two year old we decorated the top half of the tree and left the bottom bare. LOL! I love your blog, so glad I found it!

I'm a Mom!..? said...

Michelle - So glad you found me, happy to have a new reader!!

Madie's Mom said...

The bottom of my tree is Madie friendly...while the "out of her reach" part of the tree is decorated with the untouchable ornaments.

She loves to take them on and off and on and off.

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to have 2 trees this year....double the temptation.