I have to admit that this is not my Christmas tree, it wasn't even taken this year! We have actually been debating whether to even put our tree up this year. We have the biggest tree in the world, brought pre-Leo when we lived in a 3 bedroom house, it was big then and we had to rearrange all the furniture to get it up. Now we live in a small 2 bed apartment and can't just rearrange the furniture we actually have to take some out.
Last year we put the tree up, well half of the tree anyway. AJ came up with the genius idea of making it sit flat against the wall. It worked and looked good, and continued looking good until New Year when we took it down. The reason for this is the fact that Leo was 7 months old, he wasn't crawling (or if he was not in the direction of the tree!) and he paid no attention to it at all.
Hence our dilemma this year. He doesn't tend to listen very often when told to stop doing things. I have lost count how many times I have told him not to pull the books of the bookshelf or not to bang things on the TV. We wondered if it was worth the hassle of getting him to leave it alone.
So it was decided, no tree.
Then I realised that Christmas CANNOT be Christmas without a tree, even if that tree gets ripped apart by a small person. It's hard enough to feel properly festive out here anyway.
Tomorrow, the Baileys will be opened, the Christmas CD played and the tree will be up...... and Christmas will begin.
Check out the other sparkly posts over at this week's Gallery