Nicky helped me decorate the tree this weekend more pictures here). His interest lasted about 5 minutes, which was perfect. Afterwards, daddy showed him his version of helping…sleeping on the couch while mommy did all the work. Sounds like slacking, but it was great to have my little helper contained on the couch while I got all the breakable oranments out of the box and onto the highest branches of the tree. The oranaments on the lower branches were carefully selected to stand up to frequent patting, swinging and even biting in the case of the gingerbread men ornaments, which apparently look very realistic.