I'm dreaming of a Pink Christmas!!
Knowing from experience that Christmas trees can fall over when a cat, puppy, or toddler is present, I thought it best to look into smaller artificial trees this year. I grew up in a house where there were NO artificial trees. Ever. I love the smell of a real tree. That scent has been made into many products to replace the need for a real tree but it's not the same. I also love the magic of going to a Christmas tree lot and picking out the perfect tree. I love watching as we struggle to get it into the stand and have to clean up needles constantly. Well, maybe not the cleaning up part, but I thought I would take the artificial route this year because it would be more toddler friendly. I chose a gorgeous pink tree and had it shipped from an online store. It arrived and the day after Thanksgiving, I was finally allowed to take it out of the box! It is pre-strung with pink lights and stands a modest 5 feet tall. I'm sure it seems giant to my toddler.
The pink was my idea because if it was going to be faux, it was going to look faux! I also figure as Audrey gets older, she may use it in her room or playroom during the holidays when we get to go back to a real tree. I was so excited to decorate it with all kinds of pink, purple, and blue glittering, sparkling ornaments. I decorated it one day while Audrey was napping and took a few photos. Shortly after the "Oh wow!", and "What is that?", Audrey Tanner Ornament Hunter was in full force. You would have thought the sparkling purple horn looking things were cookies the way she was ripping them off the tree like treasures. She did manage to organize all of her confiscated ornaments into piles by type (a new skill that impressed me). She did however leave the glitter unicorns alone. I think she heard me say they lived in the tree and wanted to stay there enough times to leave them alone.
So as it stands now, we have ornaments on the top third of our tree, Audrey made quick work of the foot pedal light switch for the lights, so now it's on or off depending on her mood, and I learned that faux trees are no more toddler friendly than real ones, especially when you buy a pink one and cover it in sparkles and glitter. Way to go me!
Merry Pink Christmas to all!
Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.