I'm pretty sure that Eric and I both would have preferred a tree with white twinkle lights with classic ornaments in subtle, coordinating hues, evenly distributed over the entire tree with an elegant, crystal star sitting on top.
But Evie chose the decorations:
traditional candy canes
blue, purple, silver and gold plastic ornaments
retro-esque multicolored twinkle lights
matching retro-esque icicle tinsle - multicolored, of course
a plastic star topper that lights up and changes color.
For a moment, I contemplated moving things around once the girls went to bed...
These kids get a little older every year.
One year the tree won't look like little kids decorated it anymore.
And then someday Eric and I will buy a tree and we'll realize that we're the only ones here to decorate it...
And what a sad day that will be.
There are many things I'm looking forward to as the girls grow up, and many things I dread.
I never thought that a grown-up Christmas tree would be one of the things I'd dread.