Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

When Duncan was younger, we worried about him falling into the tree or knocking it over.  Now, he's pretty steady on his feet, but he loves to be a part of things.  He loves the feeling of power and control, whatever his 2 1/2 year old self can have agency over.  He enjoyed decorating the tree, and even making some ornaments for it, but a tree stylist he is not.  His favored method is to put all the ornaments on five branches, and even though he knows he is not to touch the ornaments, they move suspiciously when we are not in the room so that they hang in clumps around the bottom.  I love this tree, and I especially love having a little person to make those kinds of priceless ornaments that will be heirlooms in twenty years.  Jason and John should particularly enjoy our new pipe-cleaner ball.  This is the best tree, ever.
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