My youngest granddaughter collects pigs. Naturally, after a few years of pigs, pigs, and more pigs, her mom is getting a little tired of the things. So she dropped the hint that maybe Nana didn’t need to send any Christmas pigs this year. And Nana, being the crazy elephant collector that she is, completely understood. So…she sent a box of “just because” pigs. Hey, they weren’t even wrapped! None of them was wearing anything red. And they were all small. Besides, is it my fault that “Charlotte’s Web” is THE movie of the year and there are adorable stuffed Wilbur clones everywhere you turn?? ‘Course now I have the suggestion that Nana should not send “any more pigs to this house!”. I had to promise. Anyone know if UPS will deliver to a kid’s school? :)
I loved Charlotte’s Web when I was a child- still do actually. What’s not to love? I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. And yes, I’m a Dakota Fanning fan. Some people say she’s too “sweet”, but our movies could stand a little more sweetening if you ask me. (I also promise I will NOT be seeing the big “A…” movie. No thanks. Blood and sacrifice…yuk.)
Talk about SWEET! Our kindergarteners performed their little Christmas play Friday. I was so proud of them. They worked so hard to memorize their lines and remember where to stand. Lots of proud parents in the audience. ‘Course there were also a few tears over parents who couldn’t attend. I know it broke their hearts to have to work.
I still have my program from a Christmas play called “At the Court of Santa Claus”. I think I was in the fifth grade. One of my brothers was in the chorus and another was in the “Bunny Band”. I was a “reader”, which meant I got to read the Christmas story- directly from my mother’s Bible. Different times. I don’t think anyone gets to do that at school anymore.
A friend’s church had a “birthday party for Jesus” this week. What a wonderful idea! They served hot dogs for dinner, then cupcakes with candles, then did a craft with each child and sang some songs. I heard about it at school from several excited children.
I told you that we would do our “what makes Rudolph’s nose glow?” project. Well, I want you to know that I called each child up to my desk and asked them the question quietly and individually while the others were busy coloring. So when I tell you the best answer of the day, you will know it is an original, straight from the heart of an adorable child. And I’ll make you a real promise: if you take the time to quietly listen to a child this week, you’ll have a much better holiday. So here is why Rudolph’s nose glows:
“He closes his eyes and an angel comes.”