Well I must say that decorating the tree this year was a success. Only one broken bulb in the process This might be because our ratio of breakables and non-breakables has changed over the past few years. It was a bittersweet process. I love to decorate the tree and I love that the boys are enthusiastic about it, but I get rather aggravated that they don’t listen…well, truthfully it’s just one particular boy who has a problem with listening. “Just let mom do the glass ones, you guys have a whole box of other ornaments.” I must have told him six times to get his hands out of the breakable box. I finally gave him one to fulfill his fixation and he did rather well, it survived the trip to the tree and is securely hanging from a good branch. He then continues back to the breakable box again! I tell him to stop and wait…but nope, he just proceeds and crash the bulb goes to the floor. It’s really not a big deal. It’s not a special ornament that’s been handed down from my grandmother. It just aggravates me because he just didn’t listen. I reassure him that it’s okay and accidents happen, but I’m fuming a little inside. JUST LISTEN PLEASE!!
The two year-old is a whole other story. He’s young enough not to listen and understand completely that things are fragile. But driving the Bounce-back Racer into the tree multiple times and whacking the tree branches with the remote antenna…seriously! He finally put the car aside and decided to help out a bit, if you could even call it that. I think he took off more ornaments than he put on.
And Logan just did his job diligently and helped his younger brothers. I mean 5 years of this and he’s a pro. He proclaimed over and over how amazed he was that it was just a regular tree a few hours ago, sitting in the rain, and now its a beautiful Christmas tree!!
And, he claims it came out “just lovely.” I must say I agree. Although the bottom and top need some balancing off. The bottom half is looking a little heavy with ornaments. Hopefully they don’t notice that I moved some around when they were sleeping.