Welcome back to Festive Friday where we are really getting in the swing! The Christmas Book Box is down from the attic, our advent paraphernalia is up and running, doors have been opened and songs are being sung…oh Jingle Bells!
This weekend I will be running up a nativity costume for next week’s Christmas performance at Bonus Boy’s school. I have lost count of how many Christmas performances I have sobbed my way through over the last fifteen years! I know I’ve made costumes for three shepherds, a donkey (actually made for one of my teens when he was 5 but my daughter looks too cute in this old photo not to share it with you!)
and finally, last year, a starring role!
This year, once again, I shall be trying to do justice to the heavenly host as, for the second year running, my Bonus Boy has been chosen to be an angel. They have obviously spotted his angelic qualities and his excellent wing flapping skills (‘Not mad flapping like a butterfly Mummy, just gentle hand movements…like this’). Last year a costume was provided
this year I have to come up with my own. He will be wearing white thermal long johns and long-sleeved vest over which I shall fashion some sort of white tunic thing cobbled together from an old sheet. If he is lucky it will not fall off him just as he is getting into full flapping mode. He will be bedecked with wings and halo and I shall embarrass my teens by weeping so my mascara runs (and probably my nose)
I love the nativity – apologies for the blurriness of the last two photos, it is hard to focus when you are sobbing!
What will you be up to this week? Are you feeling festive yet or still a little bit bah humbug?
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