When I was younger I read.
All. The. Time.
You would never find me without my nose in a book, or at least with a book in my bag. Book reviews in school? No problem, they were always welcome. I didn’t care what I was reading. Well, not much really. Classics. Yes, please. Teen Fiction. Sure, why not? Suspense novels, absolutely! Romance…meh, sorry, never got into them (just being honest here.)
Now that my kids are just a bit older I want to get back into reading for fun. It stopped when I went to college and was replaced by text books. When I had kids, it was replaced with children’s books (although now I read chapter books to my kids, so it’s getting better).
I have tubs and totes and bookshelves full of old books, so it won’t be hard to find a book to read. Non fiction, fiction, classics, Babysitter club books. Yeah, they deserve their own category.
Finding the quiet time will be the challenge!
Since we couldn’t afford a Christmas tree this year (thanks for the shut down government) we decided to keep our spirits up and get the kids excited for a non-traditional tree. Something we could make at home at no cost, decorate and enjoy.
We considered many possibilities and for this year books was the winner. We just stacked up some books in a cone shape, then decorated with garland and ornaments.
Here are some of the pictures of our tree, which has been received with rave reviews from friends and family.
Have you ever created a non-traditional tree for decorating? Doesn’t even have to be for Christmas. Tell me about your creative tree decorating endeavors.