Monday, December 19, 2011

The Nativity and a Tebowing Wiseman

 My children were asked to be a part of the Nativity at our Christmas party at church this year.  Honestly, I am not sure why they would ask us again considering what happened last time!
But they did--and so Connor was Joseph (what a good sport)!
Cannon and Bridger were little shephards and...
 TJ and Coleman were wisemen.  I had told them to come out and kneel or gather around the baby Jesus.  I was snapping pictures at my table when one of teenagers said--"Is that wiseman Tebowing?"

 For those of you who don't know what "tebowing" is:
 Tim Tebow is the quarterback for the Denber Broncos. He is a faithful Christian who always takes a knee and gives a prayer of thanks instead of doing goofy celebration dance after a touchdown or winning a game.  You can google it--"tebowing" is pretty big!

When I asked Coleman if he "tebowed" during the Christmas nativity--he responded with a lttle smirk and a "what?!!" as if he had no idea what I was talking about.  Well after a little investigation (blowing up the snapshot for a closer look) I think that little grin there is a dead giveaway!
 What a little stinker!  I tell you that boy is just bursting with personality.  He is a cutie, but what a stinker-augh!  I guess at least my football fanatic boy is mimicking a pretty darn good guy in the NFL:)  It could be worse, a lot worse!

Of course he was just being a typical 9 year old and having fun, but it did make me think.  I decided it would be good for my boys to have a much better understanding of the Nativity and what each character represents:)  And I think that now that really will be the last time my boys are in the church party nativity!! ha ha!
So, this last week before Christmas we are having a short and sweet nightly devotional/discussion focusing on one character of the nativity. I have been gathering scriptures, stories and ideas. I am really looking forward to it and hope it will become a yearly Christmas tradition. 
If you have any ideas, I would LOVE to hear them--I need all the help I can get:)


Vicki said...

Melanie, we had a wonderful Relief Society meeting all centered around a book A Christ Centered Christmas, by Emily Freeman. It is a great book and talks about introducing a different piece of the nativity each week with their meaning! You would love it!!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! Coleman is such a cutie! I love it! I also love your idea about the nativity. Love you! Merry Christmas!

Brittany said...

that is too funny!! :)

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