Everyone has been asking, "How have your toddlers been with the tree?". They have been great.....until yesterday. When Matt got home, they started taking every ornament down they could reach even though we were repeatedly telling them to stop. We kept hanging them back up, and they kept taking them back down. Finally, Matt had it.....he took the ornaments they had taken down and put them away....to never be put on the tree again this year.
So we had a bottom of the tree with no ornaments this morning. While I was cleaning the kitchen I heard them once again playing in the branches of the tree. I ran in the living room to tell them "Get out of the tree, that is how you all got in trouble yesterday!"
Well, they weren't taking things down but instead putting things on the tree.
No ornaments.....no problem. Zander had taken all of the toys he could hang and started putting them on the tree. Kaya soon followed suit. They were so proud of themselves. Zander kept saying "Zan-Zan find more ornaments....on tree."
So our bottom half of the tree is now decorated with several musical toys, sunglasses, a toy pan, teething rings, and an assortment of other items.
I think our new tree decorations are the best ones ever! And the kids were pretty clever.....this little act convinced their dad to get the ornaments back out again.