Today is the day!
It’s December so let’s decorate!
My mom always waited for the first weekend of December to put the tree up when we were young. I don’t think she really enjoyed that particular task so as soon as I was responsible enough to do it, I took the job of decorating our Christmas tree over from mom.
Now, I still enjoy putting the tree up and every year, I try to get Emily involved.
This year was no exception.
She unwrapped the ornaments and put them on the tree… All in the same general area!
It made me smile. I am so happy she’s careful enough to handle the ornaments. I’m happy she wants to help.
It made me sad a little too. The concept of spreading the ornaments around the tree to be somewhat even is completely lost on her. The desire to take over the task is not there at all. To put the lights in the tree is unthinkable…
I got over it quickly.
I laughed when I dropped and broke one of the ornaments… Emily couldn’t believe I did that. I had to explain to her that it was an accident, that its broken now so all that is left to do is clean-up so we don’t cut our feet.
Here’s our living room, our tree and some close-up on my favorite ornaments.
I don’t do traditional! I don’t like to be like everyone else.
It’s good to be different and once you embrace it, life is wonderful!