(Not-so-quick story about the tree: When I plugged it in last year, half of the strands of lights on the tree were buzzing, and while I don't know much about electricity, I figured that was a bad sign. So I got the bright idea of only taking off the light strands that were buzzing and leaving the rest on, and then I left the half-lit tree plugged in while I went to get a snack, and then I smelled burning plastic, and the plug of the plugged-in strands of lights had melted completely onto the floor leaving only the metal prongs still in the plug, so I almost burned my house down with a Christmas tree. And then this year, the nonprofit Electrical Safety Foundation International contacted me and asked if they could send me some stuff [like LED lights that don't get as hot as regular Christmas lights] to help me decorate for Christmas safely, and while I'm fairly certain that nobody ratted me out about the whole used pre-lit artificial tree incident, it seemed like eerily appropriate help for someone who apparently lacks common sense for safe decorating. You can check out some of their safe decorating tips here. They don't specifically say anything about not using strands of lights that buzz loudly, but you probably already know not to do that...)
|The only reason I'm posting this picture is that Dan gave me the letters that say "LOVE" for my birthday. |
They're made out of rolled-up magazine pages. Which has nothing to do with this post.
|I actually moved it to a different spot on our house right after I took this picture. |
In case you were wondering. Which you weren't.
I used the same strategy with the nativity scene by setting up a toy nativity scene for him right next to mine. Other than me having to rescue one of my sheep from him twice, he has pretty much left my nativity scene alone in favor of his more brightly colored one.
So there are some of our lovely Christmas decorations. All together now: Ooo! Ahh!
Do you have any tips for toddler-friendly Christmas decorations? If so, please share (or link) in the comments!