Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nativity musings of a 5YO

All afternoon Esme has been singing the songs she has begun to learn at school for her nativity play. 

Those of you following LIFE AS IT IS, will remember that last year I had a teeny bit of Mary envy about this time.

On hearing the lyrics tell the story of a baby born in a manger, I asked Esme, "Oh, do you know who is Joseph and who is Mary?"

Yes, she said. Joseph is a boy and Mary is a girl.

That'll teach me.

Following this conversation, I questioned Esme further: "Do you think you would like to be Mary?" 

"No" she said.

"Why's that?" I asked.

"Because I would like to be the donkey."

And I suppose that will teach me again.

18 comments:

dragonsflypoppy said...

Oh love her - how fabulous! xx

Emma Oliver said...

It is rather isn't it?! I won't ever forget that one will I! xx

SarahMummy said...

Bless her! And why not? :) You may find though that Mary is a tiny part anyway! I've seen many more modern variations of the nativity over the years and often Mary is reduced to a tiny, walk-on part in the background.

Emma Oliver said...

Too true… whereas the donkey…???!!!! (All in jest).

Redpeffer said...

Why ever not, of course she would rather be the donkey! That is so very sweet.

Alison said...

Aw how sweet

Wicked World of Lucas said...

Oh Bless - just remember the donkey is an integral character and your daughter, if clever, upstage all the other characters - loved reading this #pocolo

Lisa from Lisas Life said...

haha! :)

Not one to brag but I was a child of Bethlehem one year and promoted to Mary the next... Having said that when we did The Nutcracker the next year I was a snowflake, my acting career in tatters! ;)

Karen Bell said...

Aw bless her. One of my girls was the donkey last year :)
#PoCoLo

Faded Seaside Mama said...

LOL! At least she won't be disappointed! #PoCoLo

Victoria Welton said...

Brilliant! I got Mary envy too but Grace just doesn't care! She is VERY proud to be a talking sheep this year and thinks the fact that she has made up her own joke with her lines - she is now saying Baaaaaby (in sheep speak!) - which she thinks is hilarious! Hope Esme gets her wish of the donkey. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

Emma Oliver said...

I think so too! Thanks for commenting.

Emma Oliver said...

Thank you Alison

Emma Oliver said...

Thanks! Integral indeed, not an ass at all!!

Emma Oliver said...

LOL, I trust you got over it?!

Emma Oliver said...

Thanks for the comment Karen. Thing is, knowing schools today, she could well find there isn't a donkey to play. Just as likely to be something completely whacky ;-(

Emma Oliver said...

Here's hoping GG! Thanks for the comment.

Emma Oliver said...

Dear Vicky, thanks for this comment. And as always the PoCoLo link. I love the opportunity to have a good read of the other great posts x