I love this time of year! I have been trying to teach my children Christmas carols and remind them the reason for the season- Jesus' birth.
I am trying to teach them about giving and not just wanting and getting.
We attended a Christmas play at CCB church this weekend.
Any child who wanted to participate had a time to arrive for a fitting for a chosen costume and participate. Kinda an impromptu Christmas play!
A few older kids had the parts that told the story from the animals' point of view and the other kids were ALL the animals.
Baby girl was all about it. Little man, not so much.
He dressed in his stylin' new clothes and said he would "look" at the costumes to see the choices but would rather just watch his sister.
I said that was fine and just wanted us to all go as a family to celebrate Christmas together, secretly wanting my little man to still be my baby boy and be in the play.
We arrived and Baby girl chose a cute little bunny costume with ears and tail. Little man looked at the camel, donkey and other suits in his size and promptly passed.....
Baby girl dressed and was so excited. She went to the waiting room and the rest of us took our seats in a picture friendly spot to await the shows beginning, drinking our hot chocolate.
A few minutes later, a kind man came over to us and asked my son if he would please consider being in they play. They were in need of a tall kid to be a sheep, a "major" role in the play.I took the hot chocolate from his hand, pushed him out of his chair and said,"Sure....he would love to be a sheep!"
I got to see my little man be a kid again, for just a few minutes.
He got to enjoy the play without having to admit he really wanted to....or maybe not.
He wasn't too mad at me.
Either way, we had a nice family evening remembering the Reason for the Season. My bunny, my sheep and me! ( and hubby too....of course.)