Thursday, January 3, 2008

And So It Has Begun

I knew it was coming. There was no way to stop it. WD embraced the idea years ago. I, on the other hand, reluctantly accepted that the day would come when my child would bring home his first....homemade ornament.

Have you seen my Christmas tree? I have carefully chosen each ornament based on its color, style, and how closely it's related to my woodlands theme. There are bears, deer, pine cones, berries, fish and fishing creels. There are not ornaments made out of popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners. But that's exactly what Big pup brought home from school one day. Isn't it cute? I think he did a good job but it just doesn't "go" with my tree. Fortunately, he was happy about the idea of putting it on the wrought iron ornament tree--a kind of "island of misfit toys" for mismatched ornaments (WD's New Orleans Saints football shaped ornament, my Husky ornament, Elliott Sadler's racecar ornament, to name a few). A very nice compromise I can live with. And now I'm actually looking forward to all the homemade ornaments to come.

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  1. Oh the memories of trees decorated with paper chains, and glitter covered pine cones, and gum nuts painted gold and silver, and polystyrene balls stuck with sequins ... I could go on!

    And the joy when the boys decided they wanted something more elegant (my words!) and we went for blue and silver themes, and red and gold, and green and gold (go aussie go aussie go go go)... and how I now miss those love laden offerings of popsicle sticks and glitter and mismatched paper chains.

    Enjoy them while you can!!


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