The Ordinary Moments 50/52 – A little Nativity

I think that I, like most parents with school aged kids, have this week been the spectators of beautiful and varying performances of the Christmas story.  I always loved drama at school, from a young age I enjoyed being in school plays and performing and it fills me to bursting to see that Ethan too carries this interest and gets into it and that so very much made my week to see my oldest yet still so little boy up on stage, beaming and singing oh so loudly as a he performed with the rest of his reception class “A little Nativity”!
WP_20151210_09_35_19_ProFor the last few weeks we have enjoyed listening to Ethan as he has demonstrated and performed sections of this play that they were rehearsing for “all of the parents”… He loves to sing, he loves music and apparently now loves to dress up on a stage too. I was blown away by his confidence and pure delight as he sat there in the spotlight and almost perfectly sang all that he had practised.
IMG_1642As soon as I saw all of the little one in their costumes enter the hall, my heart filled up. It was such a lovely sight. And then came the moment for the opening song and I had to bite my bottom lip and clear my throat so as not to be an emotional wreck! Ethan was a shepherd along with 3 other boys, each with a sheep in between them. He told me he was a special shepherd because he noticed that he was the only one with a white furry waistcoat – I love that he bigged up his part!! Their play showed a very simple performance of the Nativity to a series of fun and lively songs, which you couldn’t help but clap along or tap your feet to. It was brilliant.
WP_20151210_09_35_17_ProThey did 2 performances and Grandma and Grandpa Smith came with me to one, and Daddy to the other. He was delighted to have his family there and I loved the odd little wave and thumbs up he sneakily did between songs in our direction… it was such a fun hour spent at his school and celebrating their hard work. How do 4 & 5 year olds remember the words and actions to so many songs? I am blown away! I often cannot believe we are already in the School years, but more so I cannot believe how much I adore and getting excited over all of these ordinary moments of Assemblies, fairs and now Nativities. Its an ordinary part of parenting I am very much loving!


  1. Carie
    December 13, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    Aww that’s just adorable, and such sweet photos! We’ve got our first nativity next week as parents to a sheep and I can’t wait!

  2. mummydaddyme
    December 15, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Yours sounds very similar to ours, as a church school we had a simple but traditional nativity with a lot of songs and clapping along. It was wonderful and like you I had to choke back the tears when I saw her. She was a villager. You have a lovely little shepherd there. xx

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