Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A Childlike Christmas
My friend Pom Pom over at Pom Pom's Ponderings,
is doing a short little feature through Christmas called
a Childlike Christmas. I thought it might be nice to join in
so if you get a chance go over and visit her today.
I thought I would share about my Nativity Set. When I got married
my lovely SIL bought a Mary, Joesph and Baby Jesus. I was thrilled.
It was also plastic. I wanted when I had kids to be able to let them
play with it without fear of it breaking.
As each of the children came along I would let them hold the pieces
and I would tell them the story. I would read it from the Bible to them.
Since I am a tactile learner, I have always thought it is easier to teach,
if my kids can hold it, and touch what ever I am teaching them.
Through the years I kept collecting pieces. I have so many now.
I am sorry about this picture, I didn't notice it until too late
but Jesus isn't in the manger. There is a donkey. I mean no disrespect
He is around there somewhere, but my kids now hide him and I have to look
among all of the other pieces until I find him. They never say
anything, but all Christmas this goes on, hiding the baby until
Christmas then he gets to stay in the manger.
These are some of my favorite pieces. The horse and the elephant
and the 3 wise men on the camels. My husband used to
have to work in Michigan a lot so one year we went with him.
We stayed a extra week and rented a car and went all over
that lovely state. We went to a place that had a Christmas store
and they had the 3 wise men. I have never seen them ever again.
I am so glad I bought them when I did.
I apologize for the pictures. It is so dark. The sun has
left for awhile and it doesn't get light all day. It is like
living in a cave right now. We are supposed to have a storm
that is one of those once in a decade deals tomorrow and it is
supposed to blow away the fog.
I hope you get a chance to stop by and visit with Pom Pom and
all of her nice friends.
I hope you are having a nice week. I am still sick so the brain
is still in a deep freeze.