Last night we finally put up a small christmas tree on our windowsill and hopefully we have found a compromise for everyone. Ludo, our puppy can't reach it, so is unable to pull it over or eat the decorations. Our two older children are satisfied that a tree is in place for their presents to be put underneath and our youngest son has a smile on his face as 'a small tree makes me happy, but a big tree makes me angry'.
It was wonderful to see the three of them working together and putting the decorations on the tree. This may be a huge step forward as it is the first year that there are just christmas decorations on it. Previously we have had soft toys and boxer shorts!! Who knows what will happen next year.
Merry Christmas to everyone and remember, it is important to do what makes you happy as a family, not what is expected by everyone.