It really is a miracle the tree got up this year at all (I'm heading to California in less than two weeks and will be there through Christmas) let alone by December 1st!We did a family night on the real meaning of Christmas (using the story I posted). It didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. Keeping a 3 year old entertained is tough work, even when you have lots of visuals. But today I heard her asking Amy (who is in town until Saturday), "Why is the ornament blood?" As Amy tried to explain to my three year old what a symbol was, I rejoiced. Something did get through to her!