The kids were all going to sit down and make popcorn garlands while Sebastian put the store-bought items on the tree, and they would all listen to Christmas music and snack on cookies while they worked.
It was going to be peaceful.
It was going to be serene.
It was going to be productive.
So what actually happened is that Sebastian ate the popcorn (he didn't know it was for the tree!), Nora and Kipling were the only ones even vaguely interested in making a paper chain, Samara's cold continued to be dreadful, so she slept off and on most of the day, and Cairo...well, Cairo had opinions about the tree.
And when Emily and Flake 'got out the ornaments' what that really equalled was that the two of them played with them and got glitter all over the place!
It's not likely they'll have the tree ready for another day or two, at this rate! LOL
(But they are having an awful lot of fun...)