I mentioned in a past post about Madre and her love for all things Nativity and scene. You can’t blame the woman… the Nativity scene represents a very sacred time and is the true reason for the season. I’m all for it. That is, until you see how many she has on display in the same general area. Baby Jesus was born approximately 5 bajillion times just in her living room alone! Her goal is to collect a Nativity scene from every country that she visits. This is a fairly new goal, so her collection isn’t representative of all the countries she has been to. She just heard a rumor that another couple in town has over 150 Nativity scenes displayed around their house. THAT WILL NOT DO!! Keeping up with the
Kardashians’ errr, the Jones’ is quite the task. Next year I’m probably going to have to dress up like a shepherd and sit out on the front lawn for the whole month of December. Take that Jones’ family… I have me a life-sized BREATHING Nativity! Who wants to volunteer to be the camel? We’re also looking to fill the role of the sheep and the shepherd’s staff? Pay is nothing… maybe some stale fruit cake… and frost bite is not included on the health insurance forms… oh, I mean… what health insurance?
This is just a sampling of her scenes… The funny thing about Madre is that she wants help setting up the decorations, but then I’ll set something up and she comes right behind me and rearranges it! She will say she doesn’t do that… but y’all know who to believe. The girl without the camel-print muumuu!!
The Christmas tree… with the crooked star on the top. What!? We be tall, but we ain’t that tall!! Plus, my torso is approximately 4 times the length of my arms. Short, stubby arms and legs… LONG butt torso! Call Guinness!
Madre’s pride and joy. She painted these ceramics years ago when I was just a child… they’ve survived many a frigid winter in the garage and many a move without breaking. KNOCK ON WOOD! Stay strong, Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
These are cute. Sister, Lindsay actually made this advent-type calendar for Madre last year. They’re little spools, with the numbers 1 through 25 on adorbs paper… and then each day you take the number off of the clothesline and you open it up and read what you’re supposed to do that day… to help you count your way down to Christmas.
Here’s y’alls Christmassey assignment for this weekend. Make it healthified and enjoy the sounds of the season. Report back on Mondee!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite Christmas Decoration? Is it something you made or something with sentimental value?