Thursday, November 8, 2007

What Would Jesus Wear?

The other day I had a glimpse back at my childhood. I was talking to Moo and I accidentally tipped her baby doll over onto its face. She quickly "scolded" me and turned it back over on its back.

This reminded me of when I was younger. There was a period of time when I made sure that I could see all my stuffed animals faces. My reasoning behind this? I had to make sure they could all breathe.

I am glad to see Moo engaged in imaginative play. With video games, computer, sports activities, and the general busyness of life, I wonder how many children use imaginative play anymore. (Although, I did catch my students at school, during indoor recess, a couple weeks ago "playing school." How hilarious is that?)

This morning, when I took Moo to my mom's house, she lugged along her doll with the doll's diaper bag. (Grandma takes Moo to school in the morning.) When we go there, she began to unpack the clothes. Obviously, I thought she had doll clothes packed. To my surprise, she begins to pull out 2T, 3T, and 4T clothing from the diaper bag.

Chuckling, I asked, "What are you doing with all of these?"

Remembering her part in the Christmas program as Mary, she sincerely and adamantly replied, "I need to find something for it (the baby doll) to wear for the Christmas program!"

Still chuckling, I said, "Umm... a blanket should work."

Perhaps I should explain to her that there were no Baby Gaps or Wal-Marts around when Jesus was born!

My 3 year old niece was also at grandma's during this time. I quickly sorted through the clothing and gave her more than half! Yeah me!