Re: HOW will I keep kids out of my Christmas tree?
I had two huge gates. When DD1 was little the room was sectioned off into her space, and where the tree was (for other reasons than just the tree). Once we removed that gate for the other reasons, I put the tree up without anything and saw how she was. She didn't play much with the ornaments, but couldn't be trusted with the gifts, so it went up just around the tree. Once she was 4 I could trust her to leave the tree alone. This year I probably won't gate the tree - DD1 is trustworthy, and DD2's not terribly mobile yet, but next year I'll have to again.