We got our Christmas tree on Saturday, and we still haven't decorated it, although we did get the lights on it Monday evening.
We were planning on doing it last night, and we were waiting for Peanut Head to get home from work so we could do it together.
I had started unpacking some of the decorations, just to speed things up once he got home. After awhile I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready and I heard a big crash, which I knew had to be a decoration.
I went into the living room and Zoe Bug was looking guilty and scared. When I asked her what that noise was, she showed me one of Peanut Head's favorite ornaments. She was taking it for a ride in the sled, she said, and it fell out. Santa's arm broke off and the tip of his hat.
Hmmmm. I told her that I was disappointed because I told her that she was not to play with the decorations and she did it anyway. As a consequence, she was going to have to tell her Dad about it and apologize. She was pretty nervous about it and obsessed about it for hours.
When Peanut Head got home he could tell something was wrong with Zoe and he picked her up and carried her to the couch. Zoe blurted out, "I was playing with your ornament and I broke it and I'm sorry, it was an accident!"
Peanut Head replied, "It's okay, sweetie, it's just a thing, you're more important than a thing."
Whoa. How sweet is that? I got all teary eyed and mushy soft inside.
Then Zoe Bug topped off the moment with her reply, "You mean it's a noun?"
Ha, ha. I love her teacher.
I think I'll go watch School House Rock's Conjunction Junction now.