This year I got the Nativity out and placed it in it’s spot for the year, but didn’t stop at that moment to “set up” the scene. Later that evening as I was organizing other Christmas items, I could hear a little girl’s voice and the clatter of porcelain figures hitting one another. I didn’t go running, but instead stopped to listen. To listen to my daughter as she played with the Nativity. I eventually stepped around the corner to watch, not saying a word. She spent 40 minutes playing with it that night.
I noticed later that evening this is how she “setup” the Nativity scene.
I left it that way, I figured if my 4 year old took the time to set it up and liked it, so did I.
Today I found her once again playing with it. She changed it around a few times.
I think they were really excited to see Baby Jesus! They are SO close!
Here they decided to give Baby Jesus some breathing space!
(Oh by the way, the knob, she says it is the Star! 🙂
This is how it is now, in our home, until the next time she decides to play with it that is.
Hearing the clatter of porcelain in my home doesn’t make me go crazy, maybe 10 years ago it did, but now it brings warmth to my heart and a smile to my face. Because my daughter knows the story of the Nativity, and that makes me proud.
Besides, we own lots of super glue!
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