Tonight I was decorating my tree with my mom. She was kind enough to stop over and make cream of chicken and hang out for a while. As we were putting the ornaments on the tree, my mom would tell me about each one along with some funny stories. Sometime around the age of 23, my mom stopped giving me ornaments. Maybe I said I was “too old” to keep getting ornaments, but I haven’t gotten any since then. Perhaps we shall start that again. I think ornaments still can remind me of something about that particular year that made an impression that can be hung on the tree at the end of the year for me to remember years from now. In no particular order, here are a few I’ll share with you.
“The Baby Carriage”: This one was presented to me when I was 12, my last year as a child before becoming a teenager. Yes, it’s a baby carriage, but I’ll always be my mom’s baby in her eyes.
“Musical Notes“: I was 11 years old and loved playing the flute, hence the musical notes. I’m quite fond of this one. A pot of gold to whoever can tell me what song it is!
“Sweet 16“: This one was for being sweet and 16. At this age, I was still a little shy around guys I liked. Whispering to all my friends who I had a crush on was a favorite past time. Good times.
“Santa Rabbit“: I was 7 years old and check out the buck teeth on this rabbit! I’m not sure why I got the rabbit, but I might have gone through wanting to own a rabbit as some young girls do. I love how vintage he looks. That one ear has seen better days, but it does give it character.
“Hanging Drops“: These drops are so pretty. My mom and I both admired them as we put them on. There weren’t given to me during one of my years, but I just wanted to include them. If they were to be given a meaning, I’d say they represent tears of joy to tears of gladness. They will remind me of my visit to the new September 11th Memorial and Museum I went to in October.
“The Horn“: I just wanted to include this one with the rest of the pictures. I really like having musical instruments on my tree.
“The Little Drum“: Sweet.
“Glitter Snowflake“: I was 10 years old when this was given to me. I believe I had spent that year in the United States and enjoyed playing in the snow as most Brazilian girls would after spending endless days sunbathing on a paradise beach all her life. Each snowflake is unique and special just like all of my friends on here.
Hope everyone has a great time decorating their tree this year! I’ll be back with more pictures from this weekend as I have some special plans that I want to share with you.