Jon and I started the Christmas decorating process (yes, somehow it has become a “process”, more like a “chore”, actually…) last night after H went to bed. We got the tree in the stand and the mantle decorated and stockings hung.
When H came downstairs this morning, I went to the kitchen to pour her some juice and I heard:
"Mommy hang boots?? Hadley wear boots please!!"
I came to the living room and sure enough saw her reaching for the stockings. For a child who is obsessed with shoes, it took a good bit of convincing that those were not shoes that we wear, and that Santa Claus will fill her stocking with toys if she is a good girl.
She is also very confused and thinks that all the reindeer sitting around are donkeys, and is trying to feed the nutcrackers all of her crackers. We’ll work on explaining one thing at a time…
I think this Christmas is going to be our most fun one yet! :)