This time of year, just before Christmas is lovely, especially when you have young children. I love the Nativity plays and carol concerts and even the school Christmas Fayre’s. My first memory goes back to my Eldest Daughter when she played an Angel in her nursery. All the little Angels came into the room swirling around until they reached the centre. Then they stopped and began to sing. Well, they all did except Eldest Daughter who suddenly became incredibly shy and spent the whole song sucking her finger. At least she didn’t cry!
When Star was in nursery I was really looking forward to her Nativity. It had been such a long time since I’d attended any school activity and even though it came when times where tough then it was a touch with the real world rather than the hospital bed side I was currently glued to. Sadly, it never happened because Star got poorly and couldn’t attend.
Both Star and Boo have made up for it since then though, last year they both took part in a lovely musical ‘Bethelehem’s Buzzin’ which was really great. Even gthe Little Man was singing along.
This year Star is taking part in a carol concert next week, and Boo took part in the ‘Wriggly Nativity’
She hadn’t been very well but after lying around doing nothing for five days I thought that maybe sending her into school for the nativity might just make her feel a little better. She wasn’t being sick or anything, just hot and sleepy all the time. So, on Tuesday I arrived at the school to watch the show. Boo was a little sheep and barely took part at all, she didn’t join in any of the songs or dancing and just looked ill. There was a couple of times when she brightened up a little but it was obvious that she was just trying to make an effort. Bless her, she said afterwards that she really enjoyed it but I kept her off school for another couple of days afterwards to make sure she was fully recovered. I did feel guilty but it’s so hard to decide what to do when there are no other symptoms of illness but listlessness.
Here is a little pic of the children being Wriggly!
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