Monday, December 24, 2007

Scarlett and her role as baby Jesus

Scarlett was baby Jesus in our church's Christmas pageant. I was Mary, and Joe was...Joe. Although I'm not sure if he went by Joe (the real Joe...not my Joe) so for the sake of not wanting to be sacrilegious I'll be ending that joke now. Scarlett could not have been a better baby Jesus. She sat perfectly still for the twenty minutes we were in front of the congregation. She only broke character once when she got a wicked case of the hiccups right before the end of her performance. I reassured her that hiccups were a normal aspect of babyhood and that even baby Jesus himself had to have gotten the hiccups. She didn't buy it.
The holy family.Nan with her granddaughter, baby Jesus.Our long and gruelling trip to Bethlahem. As reliable as that donkey looks - he really started to get on my nerves by the end of the trip. We finally made it to the manger. I kept baby Jesus warm by wrapping him in a plush (very 21st century) 100% cotton towel. Baby Jesus, of course, found the tag on the towel and played with it throughout the performance. If he wasn't doing that he was chewing on the donkey's mane. Oh...and in case you didn't birth baby Jesus could clap and say "dada." He also weighed 18 pounds.


Pokolodi said...

Scarlett's mommy is hilarious!
My mom just read this version of the Christmas story to all of my family and everyone thought it was beautifully recounted...and fully agree with the hiccups and the cotton towel. Egypt was just a hop, skip and a jump away, right? Egyptian cotton...get it? Groan...

Merry Christmas!