It was pretty easy to keep one child out of the tree, but two is just too many for me. I took an ugly old “play yard,” which is really just a bunch of gates that attach to each other in a circle, and put it around the tree. Last year Beth showed a picture of her Christmas tree with a really nice looking fence, which her husband made, around it. Well, we’re not so creative around here but I did steal her idea, so credit where credit is due. Thanks, Beth!