We put up the tree!
I had wanted to wait until December 1st but there’s too much going on that night so we went ahead and did it a day early. It was so much fun. As soon as we pulled out the tree box (I have heard too many scary Florida insect stories to want a real tree), Camilla started shouting “The Christmas! The Christmas!” It took us a few minutes to explain to her that the presence of the Christmas tree did not, in fact, mean that Christmas had arrived. Poor little kid. She took it quite well though and had a great time decorating with us. We let her put up a number of ornaments herself and she did really well. Then she realized that they were also fun to play with and two snowmen lost their arms, but we have since sorted out the playables from the non-playables. There is one pink and white snowgirl that she has taken quite a liking to. She spent the half hour before nap cradling it in her hands and saying “It’s okay, it’s okay” over and over. Then the snowgirl received some medicine, was commended for her courage, and was put down for a nap on Bitsy the Blanket. I let Camilla take it to bed with her at naptime and I could hear her talking to the snowgirl for at least 15 minutes.
Anyhow, here are a few pics from our night of tree decoration. It’s fun to compare them to the ones from last year, which are here.
Today’s book: One Winter’s Night, John Herman, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon
Today’s activity: Decorate the tree