Just a suggestion but......I have some special ornaments I don't want the animals or kids to break so I tied them to some pretty gold and green rope and hang them from the ceiling. They look pretty and are out of reach!
BTW my guess is 9....I don't think anyone chose it! But let me know if you take my advice because that will change my answer!
***Edited By: pwcorgilover on 11/27/2006 8:57:49 AM*** Reason: add
lol I have never *knocks on wood* broken one of my own ornaments lol. Corgi, actually I double looped and hooked all of my favorite ornaments in hopes that they would remain on the tree.
My family has held a long standing tradition with ornament placement lol, and I hold to that, some of these ornaments I haven't seen since I was a small child, but somehow I still remember where they all went on the tree. We had a tradition on Christmas eve when the entire family would all get together and decorate the tree, the ornaments made by us kids at school went on first, next came the more valued ornaments, each having it's special place on the tree, then we filled in the rest of the tree with bulbs, and other ornaments, and last the youngest child put the Angel on. Although I put my tree up as early as sanely possible lol I still hold true to the decorating order, and my angel won't touch the tree untill Christmas eve. Morgan started learning how to decorate the tree this year, so she can pass on the families crazy tradition to her kids and them to theirs lol.
I'm going to guess 11 because by the time that happens - you'll have scolded them all enough that they're afraid of the tree or you'll have found a way to keep them out of it (at least I would hope so!!! lol)