It occurred to me that I probably ought to write a follow up post, describing the outcome of our Christmas tree ‘allergy’ dilemma. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do… and many of you made some very nice suggestions.
It was touch-and-go there for awhile. It sat empty for several days while I pouted, sneezed, and itched.
I was pretty miserable, both literally and figuratively. But I had the good sense to call my Dr. and ask if anything can be done to remedy this situation without us having to pitch our glorious (and expensive) Frasier Fir. I was given a green light to double up on my allergy meds for the month of December, and if that didn’t take care of it, he said he’d give me an allergy shot. To my surprise and relief, the doubling-of-the-meds WORKED! I can breathe!
So we cranked up the Mariah Carey Christmas and decked the halls baby!
There are so many beautiful Christmas trees in blog-land with white lights and handmade garland, with matching glittery ornaments… but we love our colorful twinkle lights and childhood ornaments. Wouldn’t have it any other way!
Since we don’t have a fireplace mantel, I took the liberty of decorating the top of our ‘new’ credenza as such.
To our amazement… the girls don’t mess with the tree! It was a bit of an experiment, not knowing how they would respond to a big glowing monstrosity containing lots of brightly-colored dangly things. But we just told them not to touch it from the very beginning… and they listened.
IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!
They often just stand by it and look up at it in awe. Super cute. I wish I had a picture of this. It’s hard to capture photos at their age, because they don’t stand still for more than a second… especially once the camera is out.
Here’s an example of this… trying to capture a photo of the girls’ matching Sunday morning attire. If you follow us on Facebook (and you SHOULD!), you may have already seen this picture of our crazies: