Sunday, 14 December 2008

Angelic, Really?

On Friday I was absolutely swollen with pride as I went to see my firstborn in his first ever school Christmas concert.

A couple of weeks previously we received direction that the Nursery Class were gonna to be a choir of angels in the production (which I quietly found highly amusing because the furthest thing you can probably find from an angel is a three year old) and that in aforementioned role my son would be required to wear an angel costume.

I explained it to him and he responded promptly and with disgust, "No!"

Turns out angels wear dresses and as he is very much a boy there was no possibility of him wearing a dress ever.

After convincing him to trust me that angels are actually men (despite them being depicted in nativity plays worldwide as sweet little girls) and they wear 'special robes' and not dresses he finally agreed to participate. Though there is a possibility he agreed to participate solely to shut me up so he could concentrate on more important things, you know, like Diego.

So here is my very own little angel pre-performance. It is amazing what you can accomplish with a pillowcase and some tinsel (my sewing machine conspired against me dressing my son in a dress too and refused to work) when needs must. Crazy face courtesy of insisting on saying cheese with gusto.
The concert was so lovely and I only caught him picking his nose once (his new hobby) and fortunately he was far from the only one.
And for 30 entire minutes 39 3 and 4 year olds actually were angelic.

Too bad it didn't extend to the two year old I had to take along.

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13 lovely comments:

Claire said...

Awww. He really does look angelic. Though you should be glad that he was so against putting a dress on. Don't think you'll need to worry when he's older.

The White House said...

What an angel! He is so cute... I am glad you have a nose-picker too.

Jen said...

I think Saint Michael the Archangel was a real bad ass. That would have been a good story to read him.

Those pics are so cute. I miss the preschool Christmas pageant. My daughter played Mary one year. Now she is in public school so they sing about Kwanzaa Hanukkah, but aren't allowed to mention the baby Jesus. So sad.

Heidi said...

Ah, bless him. I get a Christmas concert this week. If chaos can be considered a Christmas concert . . .

Barbaloot said...

That bottom picture of him is just too cute!

Melissa said...

talk about a Christmas miracle! all those 3 year-olds sitting still!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Where's the Christmas lobster and octopus, like the ones in Love Actually?

Gorgeous little angel (nose picking and all)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Great job on the costume & on convincing him to wear it. I am impressed. :)

the rogers blog said...

Aw I'm just gushing myself!! How cute does Thomas look. And well done for getting him into a dress!! Cos secretly it was really a dress!!

Laural Out Loud said...

He really does look angelic in that last picture! Great job on the costume. I have no idea what I'm going to do when Gabi's in school and I have to start doing that type of stuff for her. I guess it'll be like the girl in the white princess dress, lol.

anti-supermom said...

Adorable, doesn't it make you want to have a third when they look so sweet like that?!

Oh yeah, but then you had #2 sitting next to you,

never mind...

LadyFi said...

LOL! But so terribly sweet.

Susan said...

Adorable! He makes a great angel.