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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or our baby bloggers and occasionally we accept guest posts. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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On the eighteenth of Christmas my true love gave to me ....

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..... a guest post from Emmy's Mummy.

Will my Christmas Tree ever be the same again?

I love Christmas. Everything about it gets me singing Christmas songs, dancing around and being silly. I was like this pre-children however now they are here their excitement spreads.

Emmys Mummy 1

Emmy's face is a picture when she see's pretty lights and decorated trees.

When the postman comes she is desperate to know if it's for her. 

She get that Father Christmas will be coming and knows he comes through our front door as we don't have a chimney - we have a special Santa key which is left out for him. 

She loves to help decorate the house ready for Christmas.

Lights are hung 

Mistletoes ready for kisses 

We hand make decorations every year and Daddy and her decorate the tree together - it will never be symmetrical as I would have done in pre-children days but it does look pretty. 

Tinsel, baubles, lights and hand made ornaments.

It looks pretty and she is proud.

That is until whirlwind Harry awakes.

Baubles are scattered, bowled, bounced and thrown.

Lights and hand made decorations are broken.

Tinsel worn as scarves, belts, flung over shoulders or even used for tug of war.

The tree over turned too many times to mention.

This is our Christmas and I wouldn't have it any other way!

There will be years of prettiness to come when the both get older.

This is their way of embracing the festivities and they love it.

Emmys Mummy

However, my poor tree has suffered - will it ever look the same again?

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  1. Awww what a lovely attitude and a great reminder to just make it fun for the kids!

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  2. Make the most of the mess, they are only little for a very short time!! :)

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  3. A lovely post! Our tree is a bit of a mess as the children decorated it this year but I love it, there are only such a few years when they are little enough to really enjoy the magic of Christmas and I'm so conscious that we need to make the most of it!

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  4. This is the first year that Kitty and Ozzy haven't unleashed the Xmas Tree decoration cannon where they lob it all on one side of the tree! I'm loving it!

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  5. Yes. But it will mean they have grown up, and then you will yearn for the messy days! :)

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  6. Thanks for having me

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