Thursday, December 07, 2006

Toddlerproofing Christmas...


So, one may ask: "how do you toddler proof Christmas?". Well, in our house, with two little scurrying mice, that would require everything in site. Seeing that the tree falls into the "everything in site" category.... well, take a look for yourself:)

This my friends is what a toddler proof Christmas tree looks like. It requires no extra gadgets from Babies R Us, nothing to assemble and no broken record repeating "No Touch". You simply take a 9ft. tree and leave the bottom 3ft. empty. No lights, no ornaments....Nothing. As for the presents, well we have not crossed that bridge yet. I'll let you know how that goes. They may not appear until the boys are in bed Christmas Eve.


Parker presenting our Christmas tree. It's so funny to watch the two of them develop at the same time, yet in different ways. In the past month they have finally started pointing at things. Peyton uses the typical pointer finger, while Parker uses his whole hand as if presenting something. It is quite funny to watch. We are so thankful the boys are happy and healthy. It's hard to believe this time last year they were barely breaking 11lbs! They have doubled their weight and grown a few inches too. Peyton is 22# 11 oz and Parker is 22# 3oz. Both are just over 30 inches and we have hit the 10th percentile! It is hard to imagine life with only 1 of them.

The perfect toddler proof tree. As you can see by our model (Parker), everything is just out of reach:) It sure beats my parents way when my sister and I were little....instead of the baby in the playpen, the tree went in the playpen! Clearly this should have been the cover tree for Southern Living and Martha Stewart!

4 comments:

Kim Metzger said...

I love it. I may need to use this idea.

Michael & Catherine said...

That is awesome! I think the tree is beautiful! You're definitely a trend setter!!!

Amanda said...

that is so funny you are genius. I am to anal to have even thought of that.

Cap'n Jim said...

10 points for effort.

But trying to make something "Toddlerproof" only leads to smarter and more determined toddlers.