The festivities of the season - the decorating of the tree - in our case with ornaments that I remember as a kid, growing up with various glass shapes such as gold glittered pine cones, balls, the old style fluffy tinselly stuff (which my girls thought was great to anoint the tree with)..figuring out what to have for lunch and dinner on Chrissy day...
Christmas lists being made, with several interesting items added to the lists this year. Though, with several of the expected routines for Christmas, there was also the induction for me of a reChristmasing in Australia, and the girls their first experience.
Though we have a kitten now. A very energetic one. It wasn't long before tree climbing became a constant game for Boston. Knocking down ornaments seemed to become a 'how far can I swipe this one' routine which left lighter ornaments strewn across the lounge/living room and Bostons people running back and forth trying to save glass objects from being completely shattered, while tinsel was ceremoniously stripped to its string core, and candy canes knocked from great heights, I believe, so he could hear the snap of broken candy. The little horror. All the while we were attacked at the ankles while Bostons stalking and fighting skills were in full practice.
Checking the Christmas lists, I was up for a challenge - who elses preteen asked for a plush paramecium toy? (among other things on the list.) Ok, well to be fair, she did ask for other stuffed toys, but added "I'd really like to see a stuffed paramecium"..
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