However, there was a bright spot in my week. The kid's Christmas concert at school was this week. Last year at this time, the Christmas concert was all about a Christmas Spelling Bee, and we got to sing Hymns, and talk about Christ. Since our recent episode with a certain family, and the lawsuit that resulted from that about our Bible class, we no longer are able to do a Christian Christmas concert at school. It saddens me a great deal.
Instead, we had a concert this week about Santa Claus, and his shopping network.
To ease the burden for Santa, a shopping network was created where kids could "call in" and give their requests, and the elves would build it for them, and ship it out!
(our little amish neighbor, Kaylene, was an elf!!!!)
Santa was given the royal treatment by plenty of beauticians, along with the approval of Mrs. Claus, for his TV appearance on the Santa Shopping Network.
Grace wasn't pleased to be a part of the concert. She told me it was not her favorite one...and I think she's at that age where everything just seems to be dumb! So, most of my pictures of her, include her NOT smiling.
Both kids had a speaking part this year. Evan was Vixen the reindeer. He got to talk about how to call in and pick the right number and color selection to get your order placed.
One of his best friends was a reindeer with him, so it made it more exciting for him.
Grace got to make a cat noise into the mic when they were introducing a cat as one of the featured items you could wish for.
Then of course at the end, I needed to take a shot of my kiddos. They weren't really happy about this. They never are for some reason.
It turned out to be a good concert. They did a great job, and there were funny parts throughout the concert.
Maybe this next week, with NOTHING on my calendar will put me right back into the spirit and joy of the season.
Hope your week is joyful!