our christmas tree stands in our living room, at the front of the house. and as you come down the stairs, at first it's hidden by a wall, but then it comes into full view when you're a few steps from the bottom. and, every morning since it's been there, parker has exclaimed, "oh woowwwww!" as he comes down the stairs in our arms. or, something that sounds a lot like "oh wow." he discovers it as though it's new every single day. mom! dad! come quick! there's a tree in our living room! he points and looks at it, entirely fascinated. i know what they mean when they say christmas is so much fun with little ones. he couldn't be more surprised and delighted to see it there every morning.
slowly, the ornaments have moved up from the bottom of the tree. at first, a few safe ones were down below. one broken one. one tugged too hard. they moved up and up and now most of them are out of his reach. so, you can imagine his delight when i put him in the sling to gaze at the tree from my height. all the ornaments! within his reach! i pulled them off, he touched them, held them. and, bonus! mama was hands-free and got to drink her coffee. (it was early, after all.)
discovering christmas through the eyes of parker is altogether sweet.
i wear parker in the simple silk baby sling in midnight.
this is my third entry in the sakura bloom sling diaries.