I decided to nap with Will and about 20 minutes before we woke up, the tree died. Neil said all the lights just went off. We checked the breaker and it was fine (of course I started flipped switches around and the football game went off). So a few tense minutes later I started unplugging the lights, plugging things in and out and all around. The net result, the top 90 % of the tree looks great. The bottom 10% has a string of dead lights and not much else. I can live with that :-)
Additionally as Will was decorating he selected one area of the tree and there was no other option for ornament placement in his mind. So, there's a little cluster of ornaments in his spot.
Will's cluster of ornaments - a couple of handmade ones as well as his favorite - Santa!
Forever the little helper - I think every other word out of his mouth is "me help"
The tree pre-tinsel and when all the lights worked.
The tree post-tinsel, without all the lights working :-)
PS: The Elf on the Shelf also has arrived! I'm sure there will be entertainment on this one as the season continues. We read the book and then magically, the Elf arrived on Will's bookshelf! He was freaked out for a minute, but then seemed to get into it.