Apparently my new MO is to make holiday themed forts! We got our Nugget Comfort this summer and it has been so much fun to play with this year! I made this Monster Fort for Halloween so it only seemed fitting to make a Christmas Tree Fort for Christmas!
I did a pick up order at Target to get some Christmas Tree decorations (pom pom garland + a pom pom wreath) and I brought down the Christmas gnomes I snagged online at buybuy BABY (light grey + dark grey). Then I set up this tree while the girls played with dad.
I’ll tell you one thing about fort building, you cannot do the “building” part with a baby and a toddler in the room. And when you do let them in the room, it is only so long until you need do some rebuilding (as evidenced by this photo series if you scroll through them all!) I call it the life stages of a Nugget Christmas Tree!
I recently read two things that I’ve been thinking about a lot when it comes to time & to-do lists. One of them was to watch how often you say should have, would have. They are words that reveal stress and anxiety in your life. Like ” I should have done the dishes or played with the kids or replied to that email”. And the other one was instead of saying ” I don’t have time” say ” It’s not a priority for me.” We get to chose our priorities. We cannot do all the things but we must realize that that we are doing is what we are prioritizing.
I’m just asking myself what do I want to make a priority. What are should haves that I want to avoid. Just small steps when things come up. Like should I prioritize making a Christmas Tree fort for the girls, play with them, and rebuild it again when it gets nocked over so that they can have a snack and watch their show it in? Yes. I do want that. I want more of that.
Even if I have to blog a little less, be on Instagram a little less, and clean the dishes a little less. It’s all worth it because they go to bed at 7 and wake up older each day. The days are long but the years are short. Can I get an Amen? 😉