It was Syd’s first Nativity this year. He was to be a cow. Now I have been known to make costumes (badly) in the past, but a cow needed a bit more than the robe/tea towel combo of previous years, so I cheated. Thank goodness for onesies!
Syd has been singing himself to sleep with the songs for the past few weeks. Simple ditties based on nursery rhymes – think ‘ride,ride,ride your camel down to Bethlehem’ to the tune of row your boat. Fitting for a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds in their first pre-school production.
Come the big day we dropped him off, then made our way back an hour or so later for show time. The kids were all introduced by group – angels, shepherds, and animals. Syd came out, sat down and promptly burst into tears. He ended up on my lap before a note had been sung, and stayed there sporting a combination of sneers and poked out tongue grumpy faces whenever anyone looked his way. I guess he is just too punk for a nativity.
I know it is mean to laugh at your child’s misery, but this is his official portrait photograph from the day…..impressed he isn’t!
We now have the DVD, which thankfully was recorded at the dress rehearsal so he is actually in it, and he is LOVING watching himself on the telly. He sings loudly along, replacing words at random with ‘cake’ – ‘Away in a manger no crib for a cake’ being my favourite so far.
So you know, it was more Notivity than Nativity, but nonetheless it was pretty cute and funny!
Elsewhere in my Christmas prep I have been wrapping. By the time I had wrapped 5 presents I had already lost the end of the tape 15 times. I kept getting bits of hair stuck in the Sellotape too – luckily I haven’t bought any of the kids a DNA testing kit for Xmas, so they will be unable to use this to conclusively prove that I am Santa, they will just have to wonder why he is leaving red hair stuck to stuff when he is clearly sporting the white stuff in all the pictures.
And speaking of Santa, you know I think I resent him more for not wrapping his damn presents than for not paying for them. Still, 50 down only about half as many again to go….
Love Miss Cisco XXX