posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 05:06 PM
Happy New Year to all of you wonderful folks.
I haven't posted for a long time. The Holidays are such a busy time, especially when we are fortunate enough to have little ones around. It has
really been fun, yet hectic. But everything is getting back to normal, and I have time to get back to ATS. So here is the latest on our saga.
First of all, Jeff, I did your suggestion of the reindeer food, Great idea. Only one problem, the boys wanted to know why the reindeer
didn't eat it. I just told them that Aunt Nancy fed them too, and they were too full to eat anymor. What can you do?
And our little Christmas program, well I can only say that it was a sight to behold. We practiced and practiced. We practiced in the morning,
evening, and every minute we could. Even in the Van going to the store or where ever we went. I thought we had it down as good as we could,
considering they are 3,5 and 6.
We had 30+ people in my home. It was a great Christmas Eve celebration. When the big moment came to put on the show, we gathered everyone in the
family room, standing room only.
So I had everything in place and the boys did very good singing Jingle Bells. Then they were to sing Jesus Loves Me. Well, that wasn't going to
happen. Gunnar would not stop singing Jingle Bells. And the other two started argueing about who was going to be baby Jesus in the little play we had
practiced. They both wanted to be baby Jesus. The plan was that the 3 year old would be baby Jesus, and the 5 year old was going to be Joseph, and
Gunnar was going to be Mary. And I was going to be the narrator.
So there we were, Hunter (5yrs) saying he didn't want to be Joseph, because "he (Joseph) isn't the man Jesus, and I want to be Jesus. Jesus is my
best friend, and I want to be Jesus". Then the little one, D'Artanian, says "NO! I am the baby, and Jesus is a baby. And Jesus is my best friend,
and I am going to be the baby Jesus.". And the whole time, Gunnar is dancing around singing Jingle Bells. He was totally oblivious to the whole
pagent project and was grooving out singing and dancing.
During this whole comedy of errors, I am trying to get them to settle down and reason with them. And the house is rocking and rolling with laughter
by the 30+ family and friends. After a life time of that, I announced that I thought that it might be time to go back to the tamales, green chili
stew and pasole. On one hand, it was a total failure, but on the other hand it was a fabulous memory that will last a lifetime. And I think that
Jesus also enjoyed the Birthday Party we had planned.
To top the whole thing off, I had forgotten to designate a photographer.
I did learn that I should leave this type of preparation to someone else with a degree in early childhood education.
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