This year I have 2 16 month olds. Life is DEFINITELY different. We live in an apartment, so there is really only one spot for the tree. That just happens to be right where all the toys are. I had been thinking long and hard about the Christmas tree. I just couldn't stand the thought of not putting one up. I also couldn't fathom trying to keep the babies from messing with it constantly. As if the cat wasn't bad enough, toss in two toddlers and I would be redecorating the treat everyday and I'm sure we would have had a few ornament casualties.
So this year we decided to scale it back and move everything up high.
We still have tree, but we got a little one and put it up high. It's small, a bit of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, but it will do for this year.
As for Stocking and the rest of the decorations we put them up high on a bookshelf.
So maybe next year we will be back up to our normal decorating. But this year, with two toddlers, this is just perfect for us.