Seriously, how cute are kid’s Christmas nativity plays? Toddlers wandering around aimlessly, shouting out random things (“Hey, I’m four!”), displaying looks of confusion and sometimes joy, singing out of tune, wearing fake beards. It’s brilliant.
Today was my first as a parent and I loved it. Little Monkey was a Santa which in the end meant he was just dressed all in red. Keeping in form with his refusal to be a dinosaur at Halloween, he had no interest in the Santa coat or hat choosing instead to discard the hat somewhere on stage. And even though I don’t think he sang a word, I’m just proud that he was confident enough to get up on stage in front of a room full of strangers without me holding his hand.
And in a moment of parenting bliss, what did he say when Santa Claus handed him his present? “Thank you.” Ahhh. I’ve done one thing right.
So here’s a bit of Christmas cheer for the day.