Of course I'm always sad to see the tree go, but I was really ready for this. T. helped take the ornaments down and was quite gentle. Nothing broke, and I only had to put the caps back on two ornaments.
M., M. and their children I. and O. came down for a playdate. This went really well for about two hours, and then my kids started their inevitable slide towards I'm Not Happy About This, so we wrapped it up. We even got the parachute out and played with it for a while. O, who is 16 months, was both super excited and kind of freaked out about the parachute.
And I am reminded that it's time to refresh the playdoh again; it's mostly gotten kind of hard and Not Fun any more.
It's been a really good winter break. Hopefully, the trend will continue.