Monday, December 19, 2011

tissue jump 2011

In case you weren't around here last Christmas, we have a little bit of a weird tradition.  It's our annual tissue jump.  Reid looks forward to the tissue jump as much as Christmas morning.  It is insane how excited he gets about it.

I, personally, would rather have my kids get excited over traditions than gifts anyhow.

So, here is how it goes down.  When we take down the tree each year, we wrap each ornament individually in tissue paper.

Then, once I put all the lights on the tree, Reid and I unwrap each ornament and toss the tissue onto the sofa.  We place all the ornaments on the table because we do that part later. 

Before I go on to the pics, let me just say 2 things:
1. Reid chose his outfit {plaid on plaid is not my thing, but I choose my battles}
2. There is bad hair in this post.  On both my part and Reid's.

Okay, that is all.  On to some photos:






Reid comments on every single ornament he opens, he loves opening the ornaments as much as the presents.  No joke.  He has also memorized which ones are my favorites and he will be like "Look Mom, you love this one!"  He is a sweet boy.


Hello, meet the "working around the house today" hair...Oops.  Just keeping it real over here. 


When we are almost ready, the sofa is so full of tissue that we have to keep picking up the overflow off the floor and piling it on top.


And you can guess what happens next, right?!

WE JUMP!!! 




And we crack up the whole time!  I have no idea how this ever started, but it's a fun tradition and I know for sure that Reid will remember it forever. 

If you know me in person, you know that I am not the type of Mama who lets her kids jump all over the furniture.  But sometimes, making memories is more important that following the rules...

And, just for the record, I jump in the tissue also.  The video below is proof.  Somehow, I ended up with this video of my jump, but not one of Reid.  And, that's Reid jumping on me at the end. 

I'm sure it will give you a good chuckle for a Monday morning!  Sorry for the graininess...Enjoy! 

video

12 comments:

  1. It's not the BIG occassions, or the holidays the media tells us we should remember...memories are about the little moments which mean EVERYTHING to us. I absolutely love your tradition!

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  2. Isabelle loves to comment about every ornament. She LOVES to help decorate the tree.

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