|green foam cone: $2.49|
|box of toothpicks: .49|
|two bags of gumdrops: $1.98|
|having fun with my favorite little boy....|
I wish that was the end of it. It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? But aren't you wondering where the "ta-dah!" picture of the finished tree is? Don't the crafty blogs always have the ta-dah shot?
The tree needed to be admired at eye-level on the coffee table. That's when it got tipped over and the top of the cone fell off.
No worries, a stumpier tree has its own charm.
And then one night I found a gumdrop in Landon's mouth, half a broken toothpick and all.
No(?) worries, an explanation that this is a decoration and toothpicks can hurt a tummy if swallowed seemed to be enough.
Now our poor little gumdrop tree reminds me of a patient from an old-time insane asylum. Like a tortured soul who worries patches of her hair right off her scalp, the poor tree is getting patchy and losing gumdrops.
|a bit distressing|
Ok, so maybe our lives don't play out like a commercial. But I'll take the crazy little tree and the memories that came with it and hope that I don't pull out a filling sneaking stale gumdrops.
That would be just priceless, wouldn't it?