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Christmas is Coming

December 18, 2009 2:03 pm

It started the day after Thanksgiving with Jace asking us if we were going to get a Christmas tree. He was so excited when I said yes that we went to get one the first weekend in December, much earlier than we usually do. Once the tree had been set upright, the branches dropped and everyone was home on the same evening, we started to decorate the tree. Jace immediately informed us it was his job to put the star on top of the tree. I hadn’t even taken the star out of the box yet or even mentioned it so I wonder if he made a lucky guess that we had a star instead of an angel or if he remembered from last year? I was winding the lights around the tree and Jace was very impatient to start hanging ornaments. As soon has he was handed the non-breakable ornaments he was off, hanging them all about 1’6″ above the floor and in one big clump. We tried to direct him to hang some higher and further apart with limited success. Once he ran out of non-breakable ornaments he decided he needed to find some other ones to hang on the tree. He hung his O-ball and one of my ponytail holders! The ball has subsequently been removed to play with but the ponytail holder remains. I did spread his ornaments out later that night.

He is very excited about all the presents under the tree but isn’t a big fan of the fact that they are mostly for his cousins and uncles/aunts. He clearly thought he was going to get them all. Yet when asked what he wants for Christmas, he replies “oatmeal”.

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.