Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Night in Bethlehem

Last night's Family Home Evening found us in Bethlemhem. We put on our best Mid-Eastern inspired clothing and took some hummus and veggies to be a part of this fun night.

Some observations from last night...

-Ben requires authenticity in everything. I love his enthusiasm for all things dramatic, but, "We don't own a red bathrobe, Bud, and no, I cannot go buy one right now".

-It's a slippery slope from shepherdess to drunk rockstar as evidenced by Sadie.

-The dreidel game has no end which sometimes isn't the best thing for competitive siblings.

-Kids in dress-ups are the sweetest.

-live babies and an off-key 'Away in a Manger' are an absolute must for any future nativities.

It was a fun evening. We ate, and sang, and felt the spirit of Christmas. I think the kids really enjoyed it. Especially Ben, our little method actor. I was putting away the costumes and found some blocks in his satchel.  On one he had written 'goat cheese' and on another, 'bread'. 

Charles Dickens summed it up best.. 
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”  


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