Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Help Me Save the Tree
With all that has been going on here in our neck of the woods, I seem to be struggling with a little holiday get up and go. I have a little bit of shopping done, no planning, and a bit of worrying - which is quite normal for me.
Our big challenge this year is the Christmas tree. We have a tall tree which is usually adorned with amazing, glittery, sweet sentimental treasures that represent 47 Christmases. My mother would buy each of us an ornament each year and when we left home we each took our ornaments with us to start our own traditions. I have carried on and bought a few extra, okay a very few extra along the way. I hesitate to put the tree up, with these ornaments, with a cute, fun and giggly sixteen month old in the house. She is a spunky little thing just learning the concept of the word no. It can be a trial and I don't think either one of us is ready or steady enough to handle the pressure of small sparkly, shiny, sweet temptations just hanging from every little branch of a big green tree in the corner.
So, what should I do? I do not feel slighted in the least to make a change for this year. But, I do want the change to be memorable in a good way rather than remembered as the year Mom chose to Grinch the Christmas tree.
Do you have any ideas? Oh, please help me figure this out and post a comment. Thank you so much.