Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Holiday Babysitter

We put the tree up (along with everything else) just after Thanksgiving. I'm still on a hunt for a tree skirt that I like. I may end up getting some sheer, sparkly fabric and bunching it up under the tree like my mom does. Anyways...

Sophie loves the tree. I set her by it and let her tug on the branches. If I need to do some dishes, I leave her lying underneath and she's usually entertained for 15-20 minutes. I tried to catch a picture when she wasn't looking, but she's got her dad's ultra-sensitive radar ears and can hear the sound the camera makes when it's focusing. Even if Christmas music is playing. Even if I'm standing 12 feet away.

And yes, I realize that she may shake something off, but she hasn't yet. None of the ornaments are choking-sized or heavy, and I do watch her. (Did I cover everything, Andrea? ;))


Andrea said...

Am I that bad?!! Sorry! As I was reading it I was actually thinking that was a good idea! I might have to try it, although I'm not sure our tree can stand up to a tug. We'll see I guess. :)

Julia said...

Its always nice to find something that can distract them for a while. I thought your tree looked amazing when I saw it a few years ago, so I'm not surprised it keeps her attention so well!