My granddaughter loves the tree. I forgot about that. How little kids love the trees. They can sit in a chair in the darkened room and just watch the lights flicker on and off. It's one of those things that I forgot until I saw it again.
But all of my kids loved the tree. They could sit in the room for hours and it was often the only time that they could sit still. You'd think they were sick or something, the way they just sat in silence.
It was time for bed but she wanted to stay and watch some more. So she ended up falling asleep. I think, when we get older, we forget how exciting things like a decorated tree look. We start thinking in terms of, "Is that in the right spot," or whatever. But it really doesn't matter when you're young. Then, a tree with lights and some ornaments on it are magical.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Thursday: