What are you doing with your xmas tree

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KittyRN's picture
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What are you doing with your xmas tree

Hey ladies.
just wondering if anyone has thought of what you're going to do with your xmas tree. I know Simon is going to be tearing it apart and im not sure what we can do about it.

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I was thinking of something like this.

I guess I need to start looking to buy one.

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Anna, that is pretty sweet! i have never seen that before. Last year we put it in the corner and put a baby gate between the two chairs to close it in. Obviously not for Lucas but for our cats lol. I'm wondering if the same will work this year or not.

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I never even thought of it! Oops!! Lol... I guess I better figure out what my DF says about it all. I know we wont get any kind of gate, we don't have the space or $ but I guess we'll need something as Sophie likes to tear everything apart!! Blum 3

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Since we'll be in the middle of a move, we won't have our normal fake 7 ft Christmas tree on us. I plan to buy a cheap table top tree and garland to hang our favorite ornaments. Apparently the military decided for us that we're not using our tree. Blum 3

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No tree for us this year. Our tree is a super sweet vintage 1950s aluminum tree and we're not risking it, especially since we won't be here for Christmas. We have to protect it from our furry hordes and last year that meant putting it in Teagan's room. I doubt that will work this year. I should probably talk to DH's grandma about what she plans to do with her tree when we visit ...

You can see our tree in this pic. Its from our epic failure that was our Christmas card photo shoot last year.

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We're going to use thin wire or fishing line to tether the tree to the wall. It will be in a corner, so I think if we secure it to both walls and maybe one more hook in the ceiling, then it should be stable. Ours is an artificial tree (dh and I are allergic to real ones), and I think it's probably lighter than a real one.

I'm also going to make sure all the fragile ornaments are out of Rowan's reach. I think I'm going to get some really soft ones that she can play with for low on the tree.

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On our porch:0)

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I don't do anything different......ya it might take a bit of work telling her no and moving her away from the tree many times but I'm not going to move it somewhere else or but a gate to keep her away. Guess we'll see what happens. :eek:

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I thought DS1 was going to be all over it. I seriously panicked. But I put it up and he ignored it like it wasn't even there Lol So basically I'm hoping Tobey is going to do the same Smile

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"rubber_da_glove" wrote:

I thought DS1 was going to be all over it. I seriously panicked. But I put it up and he ignored it like it wasn't even there Lol So basically I'm hoping Tobey is going to do the same Smile

And now that you've said that, you're going to turn your back and he'll be half way up the tree.

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"abacaxi" wrote:

Ours is an artificial tree (dh and I are allergic to real ones), and I think it's probably lighter than a real one.

I'm also going to make sure all the fragile ornaments are out of Rowan's reach. I think I'm going to get some really soft ones that she can play with for low on the tree.

I'm allergic to the real pine too, so I will never have a real one. I hadn't thought about putting soft ornaments at the bottom for her to play with. Not sure it would work for ours though since I'm fairly certain Lyla will demolish the entire tree. She regularly topples her high chair (while she's on the ground) and the metal bar stools. . .

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We won't be doing anything different, just putting in all the work on saying no and moving him away. If we go to other peoples houses they won't have fancy ways of keeping him away so I figure he should just learn straight up. WE may not put many gifts out to start with though because anything of size he will use as a push toy.

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"ange84" wrote:

We won't be doing anything different, just putting in all the work on saying no and moving him away. If we go to other peoples houses they won't have fancy ways of keeping him away so I figure he should just learn straight up. WE may not put many gifts out to start with though because anything of size he will use as a push toy.

I'm pretty sure my son will unwrap everything put out early within his reach....might put off putting presents out until last minute. Lol

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We have a gate fence thing that makes a full circle and we use that with our tree. The gate thing is for our pet Chinchilla but it works great around the tree. We used to leave the tree open but in the past few years we've had to fence it. The cat climbs & pees under it, DS1 breaks glass decorations, my preschool kids can't keep their hands away, and I'm sure Odin would find his place in it.

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Last year was so much easier when they were immobile, huh?

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I figure we will just have to keep the ornaments at the top of the tree..

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I plan to put it up as normal with no gates. I'll just put the breakable ornaments up higher (which I've been kind of doing for a few years anyway with DD1). DD1 didn't really get into any trouble with the tree, so I am hoping the same goes for #2. Wishful thinking, perhaps?

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We will also tether the tree some how. I will be making felt ornaments to put at the bottom. I am goubg to have to relocate my nativity and my village though.

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We will put ours up same as when DS was little. We put breakable ornaments on top and a few soft ones on bottom for them to move around and "(re)decorate" with.

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"butterflykissesx6" wrote:

I don't do anything different......ya it might take a bit of work telling her no and moving her away from the tree many times but I'm not going to move it somewhere else or but a gate to keep her away. Guess we'll see what happens. :eek:

we do a lot of that too but it really has worked for my oldest two so I'm going to cross my fingers and hope for the best with Clara as well.