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Monday, December 12, 2005

We Three Kings

It was Mstr A's Nativity performance today. He was "King 1" - the one with the gold - no Frankenstein of murmers for him:-)

His kinghood was chosen on the basis that he was one of the best readers, as there a few lines, in different scenes. It took a bit of persuasion for him to do it initially as he doesn't really understand all this dressing up & pretending stuff, but being a king is a great honour in my world - I was mostly a sheep, cow, or once a rock!

He's been learning his lines for ages & I explained that he had to speak loudly & slowly, but I hadn't seen his costume or read the script other than one line each side of his part, so I didn't know what he had to do.

The nativity was a joint effort by all the infant classes (age 4-7), and was a fairly average school Nativity - dull, stumbling & puntuated by coughs, cries, & shoves. However, I admit to being ludicrously proud as Mstr A came galloping up on stage on his camel, riding around stage throughout that scene's song. within the first few seconds he'd worked out that by "acting" his part, he could elicit a laugh from the audience & suddenly he seemed to grasp the concept of being centre stage.

His lines were delivered perfectly, only slightly marred by the fact that every time he did anything or said anything he stuck his thumbs up at me & nanny A in the audience. Also, his reins broke off his camel & he was engrossed in trying to repair them for most of his second scene. The most hilarious bit was the end. Once he'd given his gold away he obviously felt there was no point in the whole thing continuing, so started waving, playing with the scenery, gaping at the ceiling......

Only 11 more to go before LMD oes to secondary school!


  • At Monday, December 12, 2005 7:39:00 pm, Anonymous Nanny A said…

    Oh what a very proud nanny I am. Mstr.A stole the show and my heart. LMD was very well behaved and quite enjoyed the songs.( A little tip for time your going to babysit LMD come armed with choc magic stars or milky way.bribary worked for me) .

  • At Monday, December 12, 2005 10:14:00 pm, Blogger spindleshanks said…

    hi mrs a. yes, those infant school plays are the best. only a parent (or nanny) could think so, but isn't every moment a thrill? i read your last post about not many comments - i'm not sure if anyone else had this problem but up till yesterday or day before (can't keep track) your blog stayed on one written ages ago. i thought maybe you had gone away or something. then suddenly about 10 arrived at once. it wasn't happening on any of the other blogs i read so think it must have been a fault in yours? anyway, it meant a long hiatus and now old posts that it seems pointless commenting on as i don't expect you go back to them.

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 7:27:00 am, Blogger Jen said…

    That sounds truly wonderful! How fun :-D

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:13:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    One of my 'kids' had a punchup in her nativity.....classic..

    tip taken on board, Nanny A :-)


  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:35:00 pm, Blogger silentmum said…

    I have fond memories of the Easter bonnet Parade at Playschool with Boo and when my Boo won (of course, I had decked her, her doll and her basket- she looked amazing)- godmummy lets out an enormous whoop- no favoritism at all there...none whatsoever and who does she come running towards straight after, godmummy naturally, completely bypasses the mother - of course

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:43:00 pm, Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said…

    Did you say that this was a school play? And it was an actual recreation of Jesus' nativity?


    Kudos to Mr. A for catching on to the rewards of a well-delivered line.

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:51:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Oh but Q - it is a church school. I have the full 11 years of Nativities to view!

  • At Tuesday, December 13, 2005 8:47:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    [chuckle] I had forgotten about my darling god-daughter's bias at her Easter Parade - if I remember rightly, she actually side-stepped mummy to get to her beloved cq :-)[sigh] wonder how she'll react at Calgary airport??


  • At Wednesday, December 14, 2005 7:04:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    Sounds just exactly what a kids' Christmas play is supposed to be. I can just picture the thumbs-up and the galloping camel. Funny as heck!


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