The advent 'treat' today was to make a Christmas tree for the kids' bedroom. No amount of sneezing was going to stop the FlourGirl. She has more Christmas spirit than the rest of us combined I think, but luckily it is infectious too. She had even chosen to put on a very very cheesey old CD someone gave us of Belgian kids singing Flemish Christmas songs. You have to hear it to believe it - lots of lyrics about Saint Nicholas and his
So with the scene set, I ventured out in to our frozen yard and snapped a big twig off the faux-apple tree. The FlourGirl wasn't impressed until I told her she could paint it white and cover it with glitter. But the baby was sleeping between us and the paint cupboard and I was not going to so much as breathe near his door, so we skipped the white paint and I convinced her to go with Santa coloured snow flakes. I just glued some silver embroidery thread to each flake, and we hung them in the knobbly branches. TOO EASY!
I like it so much I might just keep it in the lounge.