Gold, Frankincense, and a Cow?

Last week, my two older kids participated in a nativity play. The play consisted of performers whose ages ranged from three years all the way to ten years of age. So as you can imagine, the evening was filled with all things adorable and cute.

My son starred as one of the shepherds.

And my daughter, the four year old — who’s actually five but that’s a whole different trauma I’m not emotionally ready to speak about — starred as a cow.

 

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In case you might inquire, I intended to put a small Gilligan’s Island-like movie, at the beginning of this blog to introduce the cast of this play

 

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…Or at least two of the cast members, but the software I have was being uncooperative and rude so instead, you have my children framed inside of lifesavers. And here’s a fun and scary fact for you. When I went to google the spelling of lifesavers (because I wasn’t sure if it was one word or two) the first thing that popped up was Life Savers – the candy. Not the flotation device.

 

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Anyway, back to the play. Where was I?

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Oh right. Cows. So the five year old was a cow.

A very disenchanted cow.

 

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Fifteen minutes into the 30 minute performance, my darling little cow decided she’d had enough of sleeping on the stable floor. She gave herself an improv solo, took her ears off and rolled around the stage floor.

 

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And then of course, there was the baby Jesus. Because you can’t have a nativity play without a baby Jesus.

 

 

Okay…so she wasn’t the baby Jesus. She also wasn’t in the play. But, she did reenact a scene from The Exorcist earlier in the evening.

 

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 FYI – regurgitated mandarin oranges are way more attractive than pea soup.

 

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The play was adorable. After it was over all of the animals and shepherds were returned to their parents. We took the kids out for ice cream to celebrate the five-year-old’s birthday which was the same night as the play. 

 

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Thanks for shopping Snark, Sass, & Sarcasm! I’ll see you next time.