Go Away, I’m Trying To Decorate.

Yesterday I started decorating our house for Christmas.

I usually decorate the weekend following Thanksgiving, but since we didn’t get back into town until Monday, I wasn’t able to climb out of my mountain of laundry until yesterday.

So…I felt like I was lagging behind.

Thus my need to get started right away.

And guess what I learned?

That this was one of the worst ideas I’ve ever had.

It’s like I momentarily forgot that I was a stay-at-home-MOM.

As in, there’s a kid around here.

A little one.

Who likes to explore.

Who likes to play.

Who likes to explore and play WITH me.

So when I got the ladder out and climbed up into the attic to get the decorations, guess who also climbed the ladder?

That little one.

When I began pulling stuff down, guess who immediately went to the box with the glass lights and began pulling them out?

Yes.

Guess when I realized that almost every single Christmas decoration I own is breakable?

Right.

And then do you think I learned that even decorations that aren’t supposed to be breakable are when my little one “plays” with them?

Yes.

I’m telling you, it was one long afternoon filled with *crash* “Uh-oh!” “Broken” “Oops” *crash* *crash* *crash* “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!”

(That last one was me.)

I actually said out loud, “Are you kidding me with this, Jesus? This is for YOU!”

(Well, were you?)

At one point, when I was trying to hot glue back together one of my favorite decorations, and Tom came over to probably touch the hot glue, I said to him to “Please, please, please go away and let me fix this and then decorate!”

What did Tom get from that?

“Go away!”

That’s right. I taught my child that decorating for Christmas is all about telling others to, “Go away!”

Ahhh…Christmas memories!

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn’t it?


See? You can’t even be mad because he’s all cute and curious and stuff.

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2 Responses to Go Away, I’m Trying To Decorate.

  1. Robyn says:

    awwww… go away and look cute by the tree. He does it so well!

  2. Nicole says:

    We started decorating last night and that was exactly my experience with Olivia-complete with pulling the bear ornaments off the tree and almost taking the tree down with it!

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