Sadie has apparently come up with her own idea of how the whole Nativity happened and she corrected me when I told her that the angel Gabriel had appeared to Mary to tell her she was going to have a baby. She wanted Gabriel to carry the baby down and deliver him to Mary and was a little annoyed that there was going to be a donkey ride to Bethlehem first. After I finished the story she began to set up her own version of the nativity.
Last week one of my best friends had me listen to a song by Becky Kelley called "Where's the Line to See Jesus." I was reminded of it today after we finished the story (but before I continue my story here's the song):
Sadie took the Baby Jesus figurine out of the manger and put it a little ways away and then started lining up the animals next to him. She was quite taken with her work and refused the Mommy interview I tried to conduct (particularly once she saw that I had snuck the camera out and was trying to capture her cuteness on film, although Maggie talked nonstop in the background while her sister was on camera). She even brought over Swiper the Fox (from Dora the Explorer) to see Jesus (although she then seemed to change her mind about whether or not that was a good idea... would Swiper try to Swipe the baby?!?!). Here's the part I got on film after she'd been playing for a little while:
If I'm this excited when she plays with her nativity I can just imagine what I'm going to be like when Sadie is big enough to say her prayers...
This reminds me of the first time I had my husband over to my parents house for dinner. My parents were gone on a trip but I had my niece (8) and nephew (6)to babysit for the night. About an hour before the kids were going to bed my nephew, who didn't know the very much about Christianity other than a few choice stories, went to my mother's Mexican nativity set and lined everyone up to meet the baby Jesus. Of course, Mary was first in line.ReplyDelete