I bought the Fisher Price Little People Nativity set for Lucy last year, and she quickly became OBSESSED with it --- particularly with baby Jesus.
Well ... let's just say, not much has changed since last year, apparently.
Ever since busting the nativity set back out about a week ago, she has been playing with it almost non-stop.
Joseph, going for a ride on the camel! :-)
However, whereas last year, she did a lot of pushing baby Jesus around in her shopping cart .... THIS year, baby Jesus is getting to have all kinds of fun!
He's already been to a tea party (where he hung out IN a teacup), has had a lesson or two in potty training (and has come darn close to ending up IN the toilet), and has spent several nights in Lucy's bed, right alongside her.
On this particular day pictured, she informed me she was "building towers for Jesus!" ... (she was VERY excited about this).
She had built a tower out of blocks for every character in the nativity set, and I was totally entertained listening to the conversations the characters were having with each other ....
Suddenly, she starts yelling "No, God! ...... No, God! ...... Stop that, God!"
I (being quite curious about why in the world she would be yelling at "God") peeked around the corner to see what was going on.
I watched as JOSEPH kept falling off of his tower.
The following conversation ensued:
Me: Lucy, why do you keep yelling at God...?
Lucy: Because he keeps falling off his tower!!!
Me: Who keeps falling off his tower...?
Lucy: This guy! (holding up Joseph) Jesus' daddy!
Me: Oh! That's Joseph!
Lucy: No. It's God. God is Jesus's daddy.
Me: ...... oh ........ ummm ......... yeah .........?
Can I just tell you .... it is difficult to explain this to a (barely) three-year-old!?
Well, regardless .... I'm glad she still "loves Jesus" and at least she's (sort of) getting the idea!
Oh ..... and I also liked the part where she told me Jesus was like a burrito, rolled up in a nest! :-)
Love my girl.