I was cooking dinner last week and Jack was in our living room playing, or so I thought. I kept hearing little clanking and jingling sounds coming from the living room, and so I figured he was just playing with some plastic silverware I keep in a low cabinet for him along with some pots and pans. He was occupied for a very long time and it dawned on me that he may be up to something. I decided to go check, and it's a good thing I did. He was standing in front of this Christmas tree....
....with a big grin on his face, holding a fly swatter and swinging it vigorously at the tree knocking ornaments to the floor. The clanking and jingling noises I'd heard were the ornaments shattering as they hit the wood floor. I managed to keep calm, and thankfully he hadn't cut his feet on the glass ornaments that were shattered all around him on the floor.
Looking back now it's amusing, but at the time it was far from it:-). It's amazing to me the mischief little ones get into when you least expect it!
I especially like this Christmas tree in our home because all of the white lights and angel hair look pretty with the red Santa ornaments and brightly colored vintage balls that are hanging on it. I also have vintage Santa boots and a vintage silver tinsel star topper on it. I love putting this tree up each year. All of the ornaments on this tree are ones Jamie and I got the first year we were married. We can see it from our dining room table and it makes eating dinner each night so cozy.