We successfully made it through the holiday season without one broken ornament on our tree.
Considering that this was Baby’s first Christmas, that he can crawl, and that the Christmas Tree was a sparkling haven of forbidden exploration, this is no small feat.
Since our living room has been conquered by Toy Mountain, you would think that Baby would be too busy playing with his toys to notice the fluffy red felt of the tree skirt, or the glittering gold bead garland, or the sparkling white lights, or the dainty crystal icicles, or the fragile ornaments, or the stray pine needles scattered on the carpet.
In reality, we have been removing fluffy red felt from the tree skirt and stray pine needles from Baby’s mouth on a daily basis. He hasn’t been aggressive about tampering with the tree, but every so often his tiny hand will reach up toward an ornament, just to test whether or not Mommy and Daddy are really paying attention.
Since we’ve been fighting this battle for about six weeks, we are mighty proud to say that none of the tree ornaments were broken this season.
Until this weekend.
The funniest part of the story is that Baby wasn’t even playing with the Christmas tree. He was minding his own business, playing with his Leap Frog Learning Playground. Our future MLB star threw one of the balls from the playground and it bounced off a glass ornament, sending glass fragments throughout the room.
It’s time to put the decorations away.