Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Shenanigans

Now that Big Kid's been raking in the Tooth Fairy loot, little kid has begun complaining about tooth pain and begging us to pull his teeth for him. I've also caught him banging on his front teeth with a plastic hammer. We've warned him that the Tooth Fairy doesn't come for broken-out teeth, but he's determined to get a visit.

I'm 90% sure that he woke up in the middle of the night and stole an ice cream sandwich. Let's just say someone woke up in the middle of the night and left a trail of ice cream sandwich wrapper pieces from the fridge to the couch and he's my #1 suspect, especially since I caught him helping himself to another one after breakfast (and I made him throw that one in the garbage.)

He has broken one ceramic Santa Claus and my Christmas village has been infiltrated with army men. I've got green plastic men crawling on their bellies through the church yard and standing in the town square with rifles. There's a plastic cowboy straddling a ceramic cow.

The nativity scene has survived unscathed, but Big Kid is very perturbed about the Baby Jesus' lack of clothing. He thinks Mary could have asked around and come up with a onesie or something. I pointed out the swaddling cloths but he just shook his head in disapproval. He was also pretty skeptical about myrrh as a gift for a naked baby that didn't even have a real bed. Big Kid would've been the wise man that brought the baby Jesus some clothes.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

I have to watch Baby Girl because she will steal baby Jesus and take him to her room. She has done this since the first year she realized we had a nativity with a baby.

Theresa said...

I think Big Kid is very wise! You must post a picture of the snow village that is now a battle scene. Sounds fun!

Kara said...

LOL - Love the idea of the army infiltrating the nativity scene. I remember the days when my son would leave random wars lying around... I hope you took a picture!

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Oh Ashley, you and those kiddos--too cute!

Kimberly F. said...

Our baby Jesus was decapitated last year...

LceeL said...

I was going to comment on the post - but then I got to Kimberly F.'s comment. I thought to myself - "Damn, it must be tough being the Baby Jesus at HER house. I wonder what they do to the donkey?"

Together We Save said...

That is so sweet... worrying about what baby Jesus wore.

Renee said...

My baby Jesus was decapitated too! Christmas 2007, William was almost 2 and he took him into the pantry and dropped him and his head broke off. I glued it back on but now he has this weird yellow necklace/collar of dried glue.

My kids have the Little People from the Fisher Price nativity set riding around in the Fisher Price school bus.....looks weird.

-The Renee

Cara said...

Too cute. I don't even know where Baby Jesus is, he's missing. Our only Nativity right now is the Little People One, Big Kidlet puts it all together, sets the scene and the girls destroy it and take off with the pieces. He gets very upset about this. Love the Army Men in the Christmas Village.

Meghan said...

If you think about it chances are that there are army guys crawling all over Bethlehem right now. Cool that LK knows so much about the mid east peace catastropbe and can so artisitically articulate it.