The other morning (Monday, I believe) I got out our Nativity scene, which was passed down from my grandma. At the end of every Christmas season, we pack it away in bubble wrap, inside an insulated cooler- that's how fragile it is.
Honestly, what was I thinking (okay, I wasn't thinking) when I set up the sweet, fancy, schmancy scene.
It was out for mayyyybe 30 seconds before I heard the first "Uh oh."
Maeve had dropped one of the wisemen and snapped off its shephards hook. (really not that big of a deal, I think I can glue it, and all will be fine).
However, I promptly packed the set back in its comfy bubble wrap and down to the basement it went.
We were at Target the other day, and I found a window peelie Nativity scene. It's cheesy, bright colored, not really my style- but it tells the story, which is all that really matters.
Back to the other morning (or afternoon, by this point).
I took out the window peelies and we opened our big front window blinds. One by one, Maeve stuck each piece of the scene on the window. She had a blast :)
We talked about how baby Jesus is sleeping, the 3 gifts from the wisemen, and of course all the animals. Unfortunately, at this age, the animals are the most entertaining thing about the story.
So, this Christmas, 2010, our Nativity scene is on our window.
Do you put up a Nativity scene? Is it kid friendly? If so, where the heck did you get it??? :)
****a special shout out to Missy for voting for "Mogli ZOOM ZOOM"!****