Yes, this is an odd one on the Christmas Countdown list. I mean, really... who lays under their tree? Well, I do. It's actually kind of pretty, even under our obviously fake tree.
We gathered the kids and squeezed under the tree tonight after dinner/Advent wreath time/bath. Note to self: don't try this again until Jackson understands why he CAN'T sit up underneath the tree. Aargh!
The kids knocked ornaments off so we shooed them out from under the tree, and Dan and I snuggled up underneath while Katie did schoolwork on the computer (yes, it's cycle break for our district, but there's a nifty website where they can hone their skills and get credit for it), and Jackson sat beside her and watched her work. Dan and I got to snuggle for about 3.5 minutes, until the kids argued about who was touching the computer and we broke up the fight with Shrek the Halls on our DVR.
Oh, well. It was a nice idea to lay under the tree and try to soak up the season. Maybe next year...
Here's the link to #15.