Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Putting up Our Tee Tee Tee!
The next night, we got to decorating! Reilly went from enthralled, to ecstatic, to beyond obsessed with Christmas trees in a very short period of time. It started when I tested each strand of lights before putting them on. We counted down, then plugged them in. She gasped and said "PRETTY!!!" every time I lit up a strand. Then cried when I had to unplug them, and followed me around the Christmas tree as I strung them around saying "Pretty? Pretty? Pretty?" This continued until I rapidly finished the lights. Then we had another countdown, and the big reveal of the lit-up Tee Tee Tee (that's how she says it).
She never ever wanted to stop decorating the tree. She would toddle over the box, ask Daddy, "One mo'." and then wait while he gave her one. She would then scamper back to the tree and figured out how to put it on the branch.
So I said, "BUT REILLY, GUESS WHAT! Now....it's time for...", she stared at me in anticipation, as I thought of how to make our Christmas tree decorating non-traumatic. Then it came to me. "MILK AND COOKIES!!!"
And this, a new tradition is born in our home. Decorate the tree, and then sit around it and have milk and cookies. Suffice it to say, it was a highlight of her life.
Now it's our morning ritual - counting down, lighting the tree, kisses, hugs. We also have garland lit up in various places around the house, and she runs over in the morning insisting I turn on those Tee Tee Tees as well.
Wait till she sees what is under the tree in a few short weeks!! I can't wait!!