My oldest daughter’s birthday falls between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. So for her first Christmas, she was almost a year old. She was old enough that she would be able to appreciate getting toys. She would also be able to enjoy looking at Christmas decorations. My wife always decorated our whole house for Christmas with at least one tree in every room. This tradition continued for our daughter’s first Christmas. The main tree was located in the corner of our dining room. This was a great spot for a Christmas tree since there were windows on the walls in the corner behind the tree. The sides of the tree that couldn’t easily be seen from the room could be seen through the windows. Our house was on the busiest street in the small town were we lived so everyone could see our tree. We would keep the blinds on the windows in this room open during Christmas. The lights on the tree would be the only lights we would keep on in that room.
One night during the holiday season, I had just gotten home and my wife was preparing our evening meal. I made my way from the kitchen into our dining room where I saw our daughter standing next to the Christmas tree. As I got closer to her, I noticed the light reflecting off of her face in an unusual way. When I got next to her, I realized that it was not light reflecting off of her face. She had one of the bulbs from the Christmas tree in her mouth. Her little face was glowing pink. Luckily, she had not bitten down on the wire or the bulb. This was the only time we ever had any child put Christmas lights in their mouth. That we know.
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