Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One of these things is not like the other

While the kids were gone over thanksgiving weekend, I put up the tree and a few other decorations. While in Africa, my parents got us all a nativity set that was carved and is beautiful. I put it on the coffee table every year, and it alone (ok, there is a small stack of christmas books there too). When Grandma Dearie moved into a new nursing home, most of her belongings had to be given away or taken. When she was in Africa visiting my parents she got some animals carved out of similar wood, one of them was a baboon. For some reason, Sammy latched onto this baboon and it was given to him. He plays with it, and loves it, but is sure it is anything other than a monkey.

So, he comes home and sees the manger scene Sunday night and he says "where is the other camel" and runs into the kitchen to look through toy box and comes running back into the front room; camel in hand. Except it isn't a camel. Who knew there was a giant BABOON at the birth of Christ that holy night? And so the Baboon has remained there and will remain there all season.


erika said...

So cute Michelle. What a sweet memory that will be!

Jenkins family said...

There's no turning back now. I'm going to start looking for a baboon to add to my nativity. :)