Jacob is certain it’s “Santa Clogs”. So certain that it’s blaspheme to correct him. Apparently that’s what Barney calls him? Santa Clogs and Gora the Explorer. Two of his favorites.
Somehow the true story of Old Saint Nick is intertwined with Dora’s Rojo Firetruck episode and we’re still working out the kinks.
There’s something about putting up a Christmas tree with the family. Even if it’s a Charlie Brown kind of tree and even if the concept of hanging ornaments gets confused with testing it’s strength by adding ten to one branch.
We went cheap this year. A skinny little fake tree with dollar ornaments and colored lights. It’s better that way, with Judah’s need to “explore” the tree and my inability to watch evergreen needles scatter across my carpet each day. Plus, the act of lighting the tree and being together, that’s really the main part of the memory I was aiming for; Not so much the grander.
We did things slightly backwards. Our tree went up on Thanksgiving afternoon and our Thanksgiving dinner was eaten two days later. A little off kilter, but I couldn’t wait; Also the Little Gingers were turning into lesser versions of themselves and needed an activity to tire them out before bed time.
I think Josh and I may have bickered a tiny bit while trying to block one kid from knocking the tree over while the other overloaded it with ornaments. We also laughed and took photos and hid the last half of the ornaments on the mantle, deeming the tree holiday worthy and praising the boys for their effort. I love the togetherness of this time of year!
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I can’t lie, tomorrow is date night and I can’t wait!