Thursday, December 17, 2009

Judging A Book


I got Lael this little Christmas Tree from Target last year.  It's a bit puny looking bu it' pink.  And it's Disney Princess.  And it's pink.  So naturally she had to have it.

It only cost me about $5.  I thought I got a good deal and stuck it on her shelf in her closet.

I forgot about this tree until it was time to put up decorations.

I pulled the box down and and quickly realized why it had been on clearance.  There was no tree stand.  Well how the hell was I supposed to put up her little tree with no tree stand.

I aplogized to Lael and told her that we weren't going to be able to put the tree up in her room.

She didn't take no for an answer.

She disappeared in the kitchen and came back with a green raindeer cup.  I asked her what I was supposed to do with the cup and she said to sit the tree in the cup.

Of course the tree fit in but it fell over. 

She then climbed on her step stool and grabbed some socks.

She then proceeded to stuff the cup with her little socks until the tree stood upright.

She has not let me forget to light that tree up one night. 

Like clockwork she gives me hugs and kisses before bed and reminds me to plug up her tree.

Children have such a spirit that it is hard to explain.

Lael and that tree have a lot in common.

From the outside they are small and underestimated.

But if you give them a chance they can surprise you and literally light up your life.


  1. You got a little girl with a lot of spunk that doesn't take your shit.

    Love it.... :)

  2. She is a problem solver - that is a great quality, along with her tenacity she will go far.

  3. I love this post!!! Kids can teach us so much, like never give up when you want something to work. And I don't blame her...that tree is HOT.

  4. Lael is some tough little girl! I love her and her will to do things and get them done! I'm talking like I really know her! LOL But from your blog it really does seem like I know her just a tad bit and I can see she is some persistent little girl!


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