This was the best year for putting up the Christmas tree EVER! We got a new tree this year that is much slimmer so we can actually fit something else in the room. I also got Colin to fluff out the branches which is one of the worst parts about putting up the tree. It always leaves my hands with little cuts that hurt like crazy when I wash them.
To make things even better, I had to go to a party so I left the boys to hang up the ornaments. They did a spectacular job. I am going to overlook the fact that Ryan did it entirely in his boxer shorts.
Here are some things that I overheard from Ryan, my six year old, boxer-clad son, while coming in and out of the room:
"I just love Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. It is one of my favorite tunes!"
While he was opening every new box of ornaments to see what was inside, "I know this one will have the Pickle. Darn, not in here." This happened about 25 times. I had told them the pickle was in the drawer in the dining room before they started.
"See Colin? You should really take advantage of having a little brother and play with me more often! We can have a lot of fun."
After we took out our Elf on the Shelf, "George's eyes keep following me everywhere. It is creeping me out."
They are finally old enough to be trusted with all the ornaments. Last year Ryan knocked the tree over and a ton of my favorite ones broke. Now that I am over it, I am not so worried they will break. The worst that can happen already did and we all lived to tell about it. Plus Colin is tall enough to get the ornaments all the way to the top. They had a blast and I was able to relax and let them enjoy it. It was a win-win as they say and now this is something I can look forward to next year.