My son's preschool class has been learning the song "In A Little Stable" to sing for the school Christmas program. Yesterday the teacher had each child in the class paint a picture of what they have been singing about. Then she asked them to describe what they had painted, and she recorded their words on the painting as captions.
As you might expect, Evan's painting depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a stable. Here is what he told the teacher each one of them is doing:
"Joseph is taking care of the baby." (Excellent, if I do say so myself. No absent fathers here. Dad is right in there helping out with the child care.)
"Mary is saying 'Rejoice unto the Lord, rejoice unto the Lord.'" (Even better! Joseph is watching the baby so that Mom can worship! And by the way, in the drawing it appears that Mary is not even in the stable but is outside dancing with her arms lifted to the sky. Am I raising this kid right or what?)
"Jesus is crying and Joseph is about to pick him up, but not throw him." (Okay, okay, so I spoke too soon. But two out of three ain't bad, is it?)