Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christmastime Ornaments

The ornaments are now on the tree. Our tradition is to put on some Christmas songs on the stereo, and hang the ornaments up on the tree. We play the music nice and loud to drown out the yelling from Dad:

"Stop grabbing!"

"Put that one down!"

"Careful! It's fragile!"

"Luke, reach for a higher branch!"

"Eddie, stop playing with the ornaments!"

That and Becky's returning back, "Okay, hun... It's okay, hun."

I guess the holidays are a little stressful. It's just that I see these boys breaking everything to bits.

Eddie likes to stand on top of the piano bench and lean waaaaaaaaaaay out over the tree to try to get his ornaments on the topmost branch, and I see him bringing the whole darn thing down on top of him.

Luke is the opposite. All of his ornaments are hung in a ten inch band exactly at his eye level.

If I let them hang ornaments unsupervised, and if the tree were still standing after that, we'd have two bands of ornaments, one at the top, one at the bottom, bracketing an otherwise totally empty tree.

But, somehow, the result is always perfect.

2 comments:

Barry said...

Tree looks nice. We had stressful day as well. Jacob had to miss a big Hanukkah party (moon bounce, lego room, music, etc.) because he hit Karen with a book (not that hard). It was the straw that broke the camel's back today for him. That meant I had to stay home too, which was a bummer. We'll see if a lesson sinks in.

sandi said...

YOUR TREE LOOKS LOVELY, EVEN IF IT WAS A STRESSFUL EVENT, AT LEAST YOU HAVE HELP WITH IT. WE WILL USE OUR PRE-LITE 4 FT FIBEROPTIC TREE - IT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE ORNAMENTS ON IT. I PUT OUT OUR 37 YR OLD CHRISTMAS WREATH, SO THE NEIGHBORS WOULDN'T THINK WE WERE TOO ANTI-CHRISTMAS. THE LITE TREE IN THE BAY WINDOW WILL ME MY OTHER DECORATION. I DON'T ENJOY DECORATING OR REMOVING LIGHTS & CHRISTMAS STUFF ALONE. I CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON DAD TO PUT LIGTS ON THE ROOF LINE IF I BEG. ANY OTHER LIGHTS & DECORATING ARE IN MY JOB DESCRIPTION.THERE WILL BE NO LAVISH DECORATIONS AT THE HARRIS HOUSE THIS YEAR!

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