Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Christmas Program

The scene at our house tonight:

I'm tired. I've taken both kids to the girl's Christmas program. Daddy had to miss it (boo) for a calendar committee meeting (boo).


We've come home. The boy drops an entire box of goldfish crackers onto a tiny tea plate, trying to get a snack. I chuckle. Brought on by laughs, the girl decides she'll make it more of a mess, to get more laughs.

"No! Just because Mommy laughs, does not mean something is funny!" I even say it sharply, to add meaning. Really, have you ever heard any so ludicrous? Jeez. Just because I laugh it's not funny. I really did not think that one through.

Then, the children help the manger folk (wise men, Mary, Joseph...you know the type) to a snack at the Christmas tree. My little boy making little chomping sounds as the shepard takes pretend bites out of our tree. Then returns them to the barn beneath the tree.



That is joy.
That is Christmas to me.

9 comments:

Jenifer said...

I'm glad I am not the only one who says things like that!

My girls love to play with our nativity and our ornaments...they can't resist.

If I don't get back here, have a wonderful Christmas.

Mama said...

Melanie,
Our kids still laugh when I put out the nativity with the king who's head was glued on. I can't quit putting it out because it is such a dear memory of the children experiencing Advent.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Ah yes, the broken wiseman. He is such a trooper mama. It's funny, but the thing that I feel my apartment needs the most during christmas is not a tree, but a nativity set.

I'm sure that Mary and Joseph enjoyed their fish from the kind strangers...

Keep sharing pics of those sweeties! I do miss having kiddos around me.

Beck said...

Aw! Your kids are beautiful!
And mine have been playing with the Nativity set for HOURS every day... someone's going to get BROKEN!

Twinny said...

Ah yes, the broken wiseman, poor guy just didn't see it coming. Enjoy the holly-days OM and don't worry, all mommies are suppose to say those awesomely bad statements.

California mom said...

Melanie,
I just got caught up on your blogs from the last few days. Things WILL get better!!! It's okay to post about the bad too, those of us that know you understand. I get why you blog too. Can't really explain why I blog, but I do enjoy it when I do.
Take it easy and I hope you have a blessed Christmas.

nikkis30by30 said...

Awesomely bad statements.... if I had a nickel for every one I have said this week alone.....

I LOVE this post!!!! Giggles are good for the soul... and oooooh how your babies make me giggle!!!

Michelle said...

definitely a description of joy and Christmas!

thirtysomething said...

I have caught myself saying things like that too.
Adorable children and making good use of the nativity!