Lower half of tree is not decorated because the boys still have a box of ornaments to hang. They were so gung-ho to do it - what happened? It is just as well because one-year-olds like to remove everything anyway (as do 5 and 7 year-olds).
See what I mean about the one year old... (5 and 7 year old are faster and sneakier so they don't get caught. However, their guilty faces and broken ornaments give them away.)
We have had a pre-lit tree for 7 or 8 years and finally this year some of the lights bit the dust. Portions of the tree would not light up at all. So, I gave my husband the go ahead to put on big colorful retro lights. It really isn't as tacky as it may seem AND most importantly it stopped him from all that talk about cutting out the existing lights, rewiring and blah blah blah. The lights outside and our waving Santa may possibly be as tacky as it sounds.
In the midst of our tree-light-debacle, my 7 year old announced to the room "Christmas isn't all about the tree, you know." How right he is.
5 weeks ago