Oh the lovely winter cold has hit our house. Once it gets in it plays merry go round, making sure to get everyone at least once. As Rob eloquently put it, I am patient zero starting the whole thing. We make up our own games, like please pass the tissues or who can cough the loudest.
This didn't stop us from putting up the Christmas tree last night. I promised this year I wouldn't be neurotic, I would let the kids put any ornament wherever they wanted. Usually my tree only has red, purple, and gold ornaments that need to be spaced out ( meaning no purple right next to purple and so on).
I kept myself at a distance from the tree and just handed the kids ornaments to put on it, this seemed to help me remain calm. Aries likes the clustered look. Pick up an ornament, put it on the same branch as the last three ornaments, and repeat. Damien likes telling everyone else where to put the ornaments and the fact that he can almost reach the top of the tree. Odyn would run to me, grab an ornament, and then throw it at dad.
The tree has already received several shakes, a couple oooooooo's & aaaaaaa's, and one hug. I think it may be our best looking tree yet (and I didn't even move things around). I am taking it easy today...I have a cup of tea, warm blanket, and crochet hooks in hand. Patient zero wants this cold to end today. I did manage to add some of my handmade Let It Snow garland to the shop (if there is a certain color scheme garland you want let me know).