"Out of the mouth of babes"
Everyone who has ever watched little children in the annual Christmas Pageant or school concert knows how real, funny, and sweet they can be. Cute as buttons. Hilarious to watch! And sometimes very profound in their innocence.
We came across this little story the other day -- it made me chuckle. The young lad playing Joseph certainly didn't have any 'grass growing under his feet'.
We hope you have your own chuckle ... and take time to remember with joy your cute kids stories this Christmas!
Aside ... Speaking of funny things that happen at Christmas Pageants, if you've never read Barbara Robinson's 1972 story The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, you really must find a copy. Your funny bone will be tickled deliciously.
And now to the little story...
"You may have heard before of the Nativity play in which a small boy had set his heart on being one of the Wise men, but was deeply disappointed and annoyed to be given the part of the innkeeper instead.
That's why he introduced an unscripted amendment to the official version, and when Joseph knocked at his door, he replied, " Come in, there's plenty of room.!"
Joseph was equal to the occasion, however. He poked his head inside, had a quick look round, and retorted, "I'm not taking my wife into a place like that. Come on, Mary, we'll sleep in the stable."
~ The Friendship Book of Francis Gay 1996, December 24th entry