Every year I look forward to decorating for Christmas. I don't let myself turn Christmas music on until the night we bring out the Christmas box and set up our tree, because for some weird reason it feels like I'm cheating. This year we made some yummy drinks, let Noah explore the tree some, put him to bed, then finished putting everything up with music in the background.
It feels so good to walk down the hall in the morning and see the tree and lights. And I love how peaceful the house feels when I sit back on the couch for a second and watch Noah play and the lights sparkle behind him. One day, I'll decorate every room in the house, but for now it's just the living room. My mom just gave us all of our ornaments from her over the years and it's special having those on the tree, too, this year.
Noah doesn't pay any attention to the tree, which is great because I've heard of parents having to put gates around their trees! Although, I was kind of bummed that he wasn't more excited about it all. Then I remind myself that he's only one. I think next year he'll be old enough to get the excitement. My birthday is about a week and a half after Christmas so I hope the tree lasts until then because I'd love to keep it up for my birthday!
Do you have any decorating traditions?