My toddler woke up this morning and announced, "Let's build a Christmas tree, mama!"
I laughed and said OK!
We'd planned on putting the tree up early this year because we have new kitties and one is still quite young and very rambunctious. So we wanted to put up the tree, leave it up a bit, then decorate it, to give the cats time to adjust. Or something. Hopefully.
Anyway, I wasn't planning on putting up the tree until next weekend (it feels wrong to do it before Thanksgiving) but she was so cute and so excited and I just didn't care, so today we put up our Christmas tree. It's not decorated at all or anything, and I tied it to the deck doorhinge (in case kitten climbs it and it were to fall), but by golly, my two year old is in heaven. And since the tree was packed up in the attic (we have a fake tree obviously), I went ahead and organized the baby gear stuff. So it's all handy and right there for when we need to pull it out. I'm excited!
I love the holidays so much, and love decorating for them, but this is like an added bonus: we get to get all the baby stuff out too, once the Christmas stuff is put away. So this year instead of it being a little sad to put the holiday stuff away, we get to pull out all the baby stuff.
, that stand is adorable! You are too creative! This might be a dumb question, but how do you keep your little ones from climbing on the top part? That arch would be the Best Swinging Thing Ever for my toddler. I'm envious. I have zero woodworking skills. Nice job!