Thursday, December 20, 2007

Deficiencies in the Christmas Story

We have been enjoying reading The Christmas Story with illustrations from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for our family devotions. Alas, it does not seem to be readily available. Too bad it is not one of the library books we have lost.

Anyway, D2 was quite entranced with the picture on last night's page, studying it in great detail, especially the hillside behind Bethlehem.

"Where is the car?" he kept asking, "I have to find the car."

"There aren't any cars," DOB kept explaining.

"Why don't they have any cars?"

Clearly the Christmas story could do with a few more motorized vehicles.


the Joneses said...

One of my neices described the shepherds as coming in from the fields in their tractors. My family flirted with the idea of developing it into the Redneck Christmas Story ("Hey, y'all!" says the angel, "Mary just had her baby!"), but nothing ever came of it.

-- SJ

Meredith said...


Merry Christmas from our family to yours : )

Eric and Wendy said...

Merry Christmas!
Choclo says:
12 tractors pulling,
11 backhoes digging,
10 dump trucks dumping,
9 mixers mixing,
8 cranes a lifting,
7 pavers paving,
5 yellow hats! (he always forget 6)
4 graders grading,
3 street sweepers,
2 giant excavators,
And a garbage truck in the Christmas tree!

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

Mary probably would have preferred a car too. Though my guess is that donkey rides prevented overdue babies. And that isn't a bad thing.-rlr