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Deck the Walls

Here’s an idea – put this high enough on your wall and no need to worry about a toddler or two attempting to pull a tree over…

Love Christmas trees but don’t have the space or time to take care of a real one? Deck your walls instead! Below are some unique and neat ideas. There’s still time…

Images roundup from my Pinterest board, Holiday.

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I may consider doing this next yr. Would you?

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The Grandparent Files: Undeck the Halls

Christmas trees. A lovely tradition. Twinkly lights, colourful decorations, excitingly-shaped boxes tucked underneath….

But as anyone with a toddler knows, christmas trees can also be dangerous. So much so that this year, as BabyBoy and BabyGirl are mobile now, the tree is firmly tied down out of reach, with no lights (to guard against lead / electric shocks / wire issues) or tinsel (apparently a chocking hazard, who knew?)

And we have be instilling in the children – look, but don’t touch. Those ornaments are pretty (and not glass) but if you play with them they might still break and hurt you, especially the ones with bells which could break into small parts and choke you.

So imagine my chagrin when my mother-in-law and father-in-law began taking the decorations off the tree to give to BabyBoy and BabyGirl to play with. They are not toys, I whispered furiously to Multidaddy. Of course the children are reaching out for them, they’re sparkly and colourful, but you don’t hand them over to them. Continue reading