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:)