We’ve always put the Christmas, but this year Thanksgiving was as early as it gets, so I suggested waiting a few days, but the kids would have none of it.
But they did help me put the entire tree up this year for the first time, so it didn’t take nearly as long.
As far as the ornaments, they were really excited to see their toys again (they wanted me to take pictures of them with some of their favorites), but they were pooped with the tree half done. But then Ada took over and did almost all the rest on her own, even bringing the piano stool over to stand on.
While I was in the kitchen, Dori was putting the Christmas tree up with the kids. ┬áBy the time she was done, we had little branches on the bottom and large ones on the top, and we had two lines of lights that didn’t work, so the tree was lit at the bottom and the top, but not the middle. It reminded me of when she ran over the Christmas lights with the vacuum cleaner back in Gloversville.
The kids all had their New York City subway shirts on that their grandfather sent them. He’ll remember getting them because it was the first time that he was told that girls shirts and boys shirts are different from each other.