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Christmas Tree

This week’s word has to be two – Christmas tree.


I don’t usually swear on my blog much. It doesn’t look good (even though the odd few words do exit my mouth now and then). 

However I can make exceptions.

The Christmas tree. Holy f*****g s**t.

I though having a one year old, even a two year old would be tough when putting up the tree; eating tinsel and trashing baubles. Tonnes of nagging and this Mama losing her s**t! Actually the gremlin was easy and she didn’t mess with the tree much over the last couple of years. It was a doddle!


A 3 year old?! A whole new kettle of fish and this is where the fun started. Cue excitement, cue taking everything out of the bags and boxes and throwing it all over the floor. Cue some mega not listening! Cue serious verbal diarrhoea. Where the hell were my ear plugs when I needed them?

Putting the tree and decs up this year by far was the most stressful since I gave birth.I had no lip left from biting it, avoiding some serious shouting at my eldest. Didn’t help that the newborn was knackered and intermittently yelling at me. 

I had a Christmas tree with about 10 baubles hung in one spot. She opened a Christmas chocolate. She tied string around the stair banister for decoration and wanted a reaction similar to me viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time (this was kind of cute). My lounge looked like an actual bomb went off and I’m sure Piglet was actually buried under tinsel at one point. There were also full on tears when hubby dared to put the star on the top of the tree himself. He had to put the gremlin on his shoulder for her to reach to do it (and for her to stop crying).

I finally had to send hubby and the girls out for a walk so I could clean up all the mess and get my downstairs in some form of order. I thought this year would be the funnest and don’t get me wrong, it was lovely seeing the gremlin so excited but WOW!

I have been reliably informed the gremlin is just going to get more crazy with excitement! Please help me!!

Twin Mummy and Daddy
The Reading Residence


  1. December 2, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Erm…yep, that’s true, so sorry! The excitement will go up even more as the days go by until Christmas Eve she will be ready to pop! It is sweet to see, though I absolutely know where you’re coming from! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. December 2, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Haha aw I can imagine, doing anything like that with kids.. I’m pretty apprehensive about doing it with a 2yr old and a 4 yr old. Monkey will want to do everything himself (and I’m not good at keeping my control freak self at bay) and LM is just walking chaos lol. I think there will definitely be some internal swearing when we do ours!

  3. December 2, 2016 / 10:52 am

    hahaha, I love your tree! I think it’s great when the kids like to ‘help’ with the tree. It took me a while to get used to it but sometimes it’s best to just sit back and let them get on with it. I have three kids and now as soon as the tree is in place I just give them the decorations and ‘let them at it.’ I do fiddle around with it a bit afterwards, like you say, 10 baubles on one branch is not good. But then we go to bed and the cats rearrange everything anyway. I see friends pics, or go to their homes and see perfect trees, but to be honest, I think mine is more beautiful 🙂

  4. December 2, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Haha, yes I had a similar scenario!! I sorted it out when it was a bit more peaceful in the evening. They just like to touch don’t they. #ThatFridayLinky #WotW

  5. December 2, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    hehehe! Aww! Bless you! Your tree is very pretty!
    I’d like to say it gets easier as they get older but it doesn’t….lol There is utter chaos when we put the decorations up here and my two are 9 & 14. We’re braving decorating everywhere tomorrow….lol

  6. December 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Haha I’m yet to put our tree up but I imagine my nearly 2 yo will be the same. She helped with my Mums and just put all the baubles on one branch and if you dared to move them she’d put them back again!! ox


  7. December 3, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    gotta love little helpers! I’m probably going to get ours in a few hours. I’m more worried about the dog than the kid

  8. Nige
    December 4, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Love this so funny our tree was a bit lop sided after the girls had finished fab post Sarah Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  9. December 5, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Your tree looks so pretty but I can well imagine just how stressful it was to put up (and I can just picture Piglet being practically buried under piles of tinsel). We’ve not yet done ours and I’m not quite sure how challenging it’s going to be with the girls wanting to help! The thought of doing it in the evening after bedtime is tempting but I think they’ll be a bit upset if they don’t get to join in with the fun! Lovely that the gremlin is all excited for Christmas though #WotW

  10. Emily
    December 7, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    That is one fabulous Christmas tree! Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky! Sorry the comment is a bit late

  11. tracey at Mummyshire
    December 8, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Loving the Christmas tree but I can totally hear the volume of noise and excitement it must’ve caused – the children are so very excited, get everything out strewn all over the floor and then just want to eat chocolate whilst putting the baubles all in one place, which is their eye level!
    Sounds like you’ve totally gotten into the Christmas spirit – you may want to indulge in a little Christmas Spirit to get thru it, too!

    Ps; sorry the comment is a bit late, it’s been one of those weeks!

  12. December 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Haha I can totally relate to the 10 baubles on one branch scenario. How ours hasn’t toppled over yet through sheer imbalance is a Christmas miricle.