Kid friendly Christmas?

@foxyfire33 (10017)
United States
November 26, 2007 11:14am CST
I mean your tree and house decorations? And if you don't do Christmas please feel free to answer about whatever other holiday you decorate for. I'm sure my friends can guess where this question is coming from but I was just wondering how the parents and grandparents here decorate when there are small children around. Do you keep things child friendly by putting out things that can't be broken and the little ones are allowed to touch and play with? Or are decorations "adults only" and "hands off"? Do you have some sort of compromise by putting kid friendly things down low for them and breakable or special things up high? I personally like to keep things VERY child friendly. My tree ornaments when I had my own tree could ALL be played with and all my other decorations could be also. I did have a few things that I kept up high BUT the kids were never yelled at about them, just told that they were special I wanted to keep them safe. I think the fun of Christmas is seeing the little ones enjoying it. I don't see how they could enjoy it very much if they can't touch anything or even go near the tree. Your thoughts?
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@liera0 (280)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
I don't know if this qualifies as kid's friendly thing. But my mom usually do this thing when I was still a kid. When Christmas is getting near.. she starts hiding things in different places of the house. Foods and sweets...which we usually wake up early to hunt for it in the house. And the christmas day itself.. We would be hunting for our presents... It's something that keeps us excited everyday. But if we done something wrong..we will not have any as punishment.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
Well foxy, I consider myself still a CHILD!;) I love decorating the house with a very Child-friendly manner. My niece and her parents still lives with us, I love her so much that I always make sure that I do everything considering the way she wants it to. I tell her what to put on christmas trees and how she feels about it, then I'll be glad if she approves it!;) Chrsitmas is definitely for kids, so I make sure that it has a touch that would definitely suit the taste just for kids!;)
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
26 Nov 07
When my children were small all our decorations would be at the top of the tree. So for how tall they could stretch up to grab one the decoration when just a bit higher than that. It did look a little funny but it didn't really bother me. It is for the children to enjoy and they did.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Most definitely kid friendly stuff. Our Christmas tree is for our son to enjoy and if he can't touch things on it then its really not worth having one. Kids touch everything and so I want him to be able to decorate it the way he wants it and keep it neat and tidy and if he wants to touch an ornament or two, then that is ok too.
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
28 Nov 07
This is our first real Christmas with a child, so we went with an artificial tree and plastic, non-shatter ornaments this year. So far so good, so we'll see how it goes. This is only the first of the month...so things may change.
• United States
26 Nov 07
well since we have pets (3 dogs and about 6 cats heck i lost count actually LOL could be more ) and 4 kids we have a kid riendly tree and even go a step further to bolt the tree to the wall just like we do the bird cages so the cats cant knock it down , yea thats one thing that will surely kill the holiday mood than redecorating the ree for teh 10th time cause the cat or dog tipped it over LOL tho they havent tried to climb the tree yet thank gawd !! we do try to keep the lights off alot just cause it keeps the birds up at night lol as for breakable stuff we dont really worry about that i usually have a speacial tree on a table top with my collectible eeyore ornaments tho most are not really breakable the stuff on my desk is but all my kids have been taught the 1"1 finger" rule they can touch it just as long as they only use 1 finger lol seems to work around here ;) may work for yall when yall are visiting others homes ;) hope this helps ! ~M~