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My Snowman, My Hero

Houston, we have a problem. It seems I am not the only one in this house that likes bright lights and shiny balls (Note to you snickering over there: get your mind out of the gutter). Alexis is has really taken a liking to all the Christmas crap that has started to invade our home. And I mean really taken a liking to it. To the point that she is expending all of her energy trying to touch every single thing. If I try to wind a string of lights through some tree branches, she's on the other side pulling them back out and seeing if they make a good necklace. If I put an ornament on a tree, she pulls it off so she can see if it will bounce. If I start digging in a box, she shoves me out of the way so she can dig for her own treasure.

Most of my Christmas decorations are of the breakable variety. This has never been a problem, despite the fact that we have way too many cats and dogs. Ten plus years of cats climbing and sleeping in my Christmas tree has taught me how to attach ornaments just right. Years with dogs has taught me that if a round, shiny object is within reach, it's eligible for a game of fetch so it's best not to decorate the bottom few feet. But I wasn't counting on Alexis making it a challenge to just get the items on the tree in the first place. My only saving grace is that she has fallen in love with the fiber optic snowman. I'm currently negotiating his fee for lulling her into a rainbow-lights induced trance for a few hours.

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Reader Comments (7)

This is precisely why Jim and I are wondering what the heck to do about Christmas decorations and a tree this year. Everything we put out, Dylan will inevitably have in his mouth, so if it's not something that is hung from the ceiling, I'm at a loss.

November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I'm glad I'm not the only one who decorates the top two feet of the tree. Every year the undecorated bottom creeps up higher.

November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Yes, I'm slightly afraid this year, too. Everytime we see anything remotely Christmas related (or heck, even anything slightly shiny) Punkin screeches "CHRISTMAS!" at the top of her lungs.

November 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Queen

holy cow, are you really decorating for Christmas already??

I love Christmas trees, but we are thinking of skipping it this year, too, because Bun touches, climbs and eats everything.

BTW: Nice steelers shirt on Alexis!!


November 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterred pen mama

Note to self: You really should explain why you start decorating for Christmas so early.

There is a valid reason, I swear!

Jen--Did you know that there is such a thing as a tree that can be hung from the ceiling? I so badly want one, but have only ever found them online and in North Canton, Ohio.

Karen--Funny how we adapt our surroundings to compensate for kids/pets, isn't it?

Madame Queen--That's my kind of kid! I might have to start screeching when I see shiny things, too. CHRISTMAS!

Red Pen Mama--I refuse to be deterred. I will have my shiny Christmas things. I don't care how many critters and kids try to interfere.

On a side note, I put up Alexis' tree yesterday. It's in her room and she is SO EXCITED about it. She told it "good night" last night, "good morning" this morning, and keeps saying "pretty" when she goes up to visit it. I love being appreciated!

November 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby's Mom

I love how the little ones just love everything about Christmas! She is a doll and those are adorable pictures.

November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKellan

I think she's my favorite Steeler.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnglophile Football Fanatic

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