It’s funny the things you miss. If you’d asked me to list things I was going to miss about the UK before we left, I can assure you that the Christmas Nativity event would not have been one of them, if only because it wouldn’t have occurred to me.
Over the last few days I have seen loads of tweets and status updates about Nativity plays. Last year I sat in the audience and watched my son say his three lines as ‘Servant Number 3’. It was lovely and sweet and, to be honest, hilarious, watching my son and his classmates perform their first play. The camel who shouted ‘not again…’ whenever the kings were on the move and put him back to work was a particular highlight.
Over here we haven’t had Christmas parties, we have had Winter Wonderland parties and wished everyone a Happy Holiday… Our theatre experience was at Thanksgiving, where one of my 6yo’s lines was ‘…and the cranberry sauce ties it all together’ said with the strongest American accent imaginable.
We also missed the CBeebies panto today; gutted :) It’s not just the kids that enjoy that one!
While thinking about the lack of a Nativity play, I remembered one of the 6yo’s funniest questions ever, he must have been all of two at the time:
‘Mummy, why couldn’t Mary and Joseph find a hotel room, did they not have a laptop…’.
Out of the mouths of babes, can’t really fault the logic, but it’s perhaps more of comment on how much time his mum and dad spend online :)