Thursday, November 29, 2007

how I spent my kid's sick day



We've had a strange on and off stomach bug in our house, mainly affecting Flash. It started the day before we were supposed to drive to Janette's house for Thanksgiving, and the nausea and vomiting have returned (pretty reliably) every 2 days. So Flash was home yesterday. After exceeding my limit of X-Box and TV, I took a deep breath and said, "Hey, why don't we decorate for Christmas?" Everyone cheered. So we decorated here and there, and the tree will come later. Super Q is so cute about it; wide-eyed and excited. He made a connection between every little thing we put up and Santa: "Santa will love this tiny bell, Mom!" It made the living room full of tissue paper, boxes, and sphaghnum moss worth it.

4 comments:

Kristi said...

I love seeing other people's Christmas decorations! Yours are beautiful! I am having major mantle envy! We had a gas line put in for a fire place when we built our house, but we haven't gotten around to getting one put in.

Queen Scarlett said...

You are so creative... I need some ideas like this for my 3 and 1 year old to do. ;-)

Patty O. said...

I love your decorations. I may just have to try those pointsettias with Danny. He loves pipe cleaners.

Super Q cracked me up with his "Santa will love this tiny bell." Too funny. I love getting glimpses into kids' minds and what is going on in there. It has been fun with Danny talking more and more. And kids really do make Christmas even more fun.

Lindsay said...

I wish I could be there to play with you guys! those decorations are so beautiful. I'm afraid to put anything up at my little house, because of Beverly the Destroyer. Every time I come home there's some new gift for me: spot on the floor, books pulled down from the shelf, mail shredded around the room, a big mess on my favorite blanket. I was brave enough to hang up some lights in my window, but I don't want to chance a tree!