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Old 11-27-2012, 10:03 AM
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I have done this a couple years ago and am doing it again this year.

Santa will email you kids about there christmas list. the kids love it and i do to.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:58 PM
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I have done this a couple years ago and am doing it again this year.

Santa will email you kids about there christmas list. the kids love it and i do to.

http://www.portablenorthpole.com/home
OH yeah I love the portable north pole video hannah gets each year. So fun
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:08 PM
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My parents were so good at the Santa gig. I don't remember ever being told he didn't exist. I just kind of figured it out and I didn't want to ask. I played along with my sisters too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:58 PM
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I'm TOTALLY doing the 'if you're naughty we won't get a tree' thing. I love having a Christmas tree, I hate when the kids play with the ornaments and I find them disassembled all over the house. So I made a deal with them, we're putting the tree up this week end, but if they play with the ornaments even once, it's going back in the box, and we won't have a tree this year. They broke a couple ornaments last year too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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I'm TOTALLY doing the 'if you're naughty we won't get a tree' thing. I love having a Christmas tree, I hate when the kids play with the ornaments and I find them disassembled all over the house. So I made a deal with them, we're putting the tree up this week end, but if they play with the ornaments even once, it's going back in the box, and we won't have a tree this year. They broke a couple ornaments last year too.
Well if you're actually planning on taking the tree down it works. I think most parents who say that use it as an empty threat.

Also, instead of hanging glass/ceramic ornaments, you could stick to stuffed/kid friendly ornaments, or display your holiday cards in the tree.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:25 PM
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Well if you're actually planning on taking the tree down it works. I think most parents who say that use it as an empty threat.

Also, instead of hanging glass/ceramic ornaments, you could stick to stuffed/kid friendly ornaments, or display your holiday cards in the tree.
Or, you can do what I used to do when my dogs were puppies: don't hang anything low enough where they can be reached!

You could always hang soft/stuffed ornaments closer to the bottom of the tree, and everything delicate up towards the top.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:34 PM
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We have been quite creative with the whole twin devi....er girls and oohhhhhhhhhhh pretty lights.


Plastic ornaments are the shizznick. all the pretty of glass , cheap and the bounce.

the first year they where mobile , we only put the branches on the upper half of the tree , it looked like we had a super long trunk on a little tree. hilarlious but we also learned about the plastic ornaments at the after christmas sale and got them for last year , and it was perfect.
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Last year was the first year since kids that we actually put up a tree. It was just not worth it before... my kids get into EVERYTHING.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:07 PM
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Or you could do handmade ornaments. We have tons of handmade ornaments on the tree lol. if they get broken... oh well. They can be remade and they are fun. We have about half and half... half our ornaments are from Disney world or special ones that were given to us and half handmade ones. We have salt dough ornaments, plastic balls from michaels that we paper mache'd with tissue paper, popsicle stick christmas trees, rudolph made from clothes pins, etc etc
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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Do people really threaten to not have Christmas if their kids are bad or don't do certain stuff?

When I say I'm going to use the naughty/nice thing I mean I'm going to remind my kid "santa is watching" and good behavior gets rewarded and give them opportunities to have good behavior noticed - like a letter from "Santa" saying how it was nice that they've been sharing so well at school or something.

Not like "if you don't quit whining we're not getting a Christmas tree and SANTA ISN'T COMING TO OUR HOUSE THIS YEAR." People are INSANE.
YES. I hear parents say it all the time... Empty threats, I hate it
"If you're bad at school you're not getting ANY presents this year! Only a lump of coal!" Child gets suspended for fighting and hurting other children... gets new laptop and bike for Christmas, among other things. >.<

"If you say that one more time, you're not getting your lalaloopsy doll from Santa!" Child says it 10 more times.... gets TWO of them for Christmas

oh my list could go on and on...
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