It took us forever to make up our minds about it.
I toyed with just doing this:
(thank you, Pinterest!)
Our girls do a pretty good job of obeying us if we ask them not to do something, but sometimes they need reminding. My fear is that they'll need a "reminder" in the 2.3 minutes I'm in the bathroom, and our girls will pretend to be
For instance, yesterday when I went to the bathroom, the girls "forgot" that they weren't supposed to open the craft cabinet. They emptied the box of 64 crayons, the box of 24 crayons, and a package of 5 crayons all over the floor.
That was 93 crayons all over our wood floor. To say nothing about the marks on the floor. Washable crayons--genius!
We did decide to put up a tree for two reasons:
- Family, with whom we'll be spending Christmas, has their tree up. We thought it best to desensitize them to the sensational nature of dangling shiny bobbles that they can reach.
- It just wouldn't feel quite like Christmas without a tree.
Our toddler-proof ornaments also include the candy canes I made out of pipe cleaners and beads when I was in pre-school.
The girls are learning to touch the tree with just one finger.
Do you see what I mean about the glitter?!
And---this is our Christmas tree--in all its boxed-in, glitter-fied, toddler-proofed glory:
Joy to the World!________________________________________________________________________________
In other, Joy to the World related news, my husband is guest blogging over at the lovely MaMe Musings today. Looking for some helpful tips to get you through the holiday? He's the man you want to listen to! Check out my husband's (ahem) serious and thought-provoking post.