Because of the constant begging, anyone at our house would believe that we are LATE, Itellyou LATE getting the tree up, when, in fact, it is barely December. However, today, we did get our tree up, lights on, and ornaments on - all in one day.
Ta-da!! I was totally amazed.
Even MORE amazing, there was not one squabble while putting the ornaments up. I unpacked the box and the kids hung them on the tree. Little Man was quite disappointed when we finished. "Aren't there any more to hang up Mommy?" Quite honestly, it was idyllic.
I've decided 8 and 5 might be the perfect ages.