Madeline made her big acting debut in our homeschooling co-op’s Nativity play on Sunday afternoon (well, when she was 2, she played a confused donkey in the stable, but her only line was “Mommy!” and it wasn’t in the script).
As one of the three kings, she croaked (she’s caught my nasty cold), “I bring gold to the ‘ting’ of ‘tings,'” and presented Baby Jesus with some gold (chocolate) coins.
After the play, St. Nicholas paid a visit and asked the children what they were giving to Jesus this year during Advent. Some children said they were going to be extra nice to a sibling. Others said they were going to pray more. When it was Madeline’s turn, she shyly approached the kind-hearted bishop while nibbling on one of the leftover chocolate gold coins.
“What will you be giving Jesus this year?” he asked.
“I already gave him some chocolate gold coins,” she replied.