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Turns out decorating the tree with a two year old proved a little more challenging than expected. Don’t get me wrong, Niko had a great time! But you know, I had this vision for the tree…

  • the tree will stand up straight
  • the tree will have an even balance of Christmas balls dispersed throughout
  • the tree will have lights that work

Niko had other plans. He couldn’t contain his excitement and was ripping around our house, with silver garland decorating his wee neck. He tore into ornament boxes (“Niko! Those are made of glass!”) and haphazardly placed them on the tree. Doesn’t he get that there’s a plan here? That there’s a semblance, an order, a procedure we follow when we decorate? Clearly not!

His vision was more like this:

  • Christmas balls will congregate in one area (namely about two feet off the ground and right within Niko’s reach and line of vision)
  • just as much tinsel/garland will be on the tree as will be scattered on the floor throughout the house
  • pull out all decorations at once and then have rip-roaring fun playing with the miniature Nativity Scene that is probably over 30 years old and has been handed down to me from my mother

The tree did get decorated though. Angel topper and all.

Lights!


Start the Trimming…

Niko’s Strategic Placement

(Too Much?) Fun with the Nativity Angel

Helping Hands?

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