Sunday, December 13, 2009

Not Very Religious for a Gingerbread Man

armless

We were getting ready for a church Christmas party when I came out and saw Russell had stacked all the cookies we had just made. When I ‘un-stacked’ them I found this guy. Armless. I asked Russell “Did you take a bite of this cookie? And then hide it?!” and he said “Well!... his hand was falling off and then I was starting to eat it! And then he was just hiding because we are having church later…”

I am not sure he answered my questions. This goes well with this rather long video about Jesus and Santa for those of you who have 5 minutes to kill. I secretly took this video at 3am when Russell was having trouble sleeping…

4 comments:

LorraineinSpain said...

sometimes going to church makes me want to rip my own arm off too, and bleed to death in the pews so I don't have to go to Relief Society. So I totally get where the gingerbread dude is coming from.

Stefanie said...

Running and hiding from church is always a good option...

Taryn said...

Alissa,

This is Taryn Rowland Baughman (from high school)...I know, long time, eh? I have to admit to linking from Emily Marsh's blog to yours every now and again to enjoy your wonderfully written blog. I really hope you aren't totally creeped out by this...I'm sorry...I promise this is not a regular occurrence...

I just have to tell you that, I took a few minutes to watch your angel baby tell about Jesus and Santa, and his late-night serenity and sweet innocence brought tears to my eyes. Is it any wonder that children are the prototype of what we should strive to become?

This video reminded me that I need to take better advantage of the daily opportunities I have with my kids to bask in their simple perfection. So often I get lost in the tasks of the day, and I fail to just BE with my children The day begins and ends, and even though we have spent every moment of it together, I often find that I haven't taken the time to just listen to their sweet ramblings or watch as they explore and interact with the world. Thanks for sharing this "secret footage" of your little guy...it is priceless...and a timely reminder that these moments with our children are all too fleeting, and must be cherished.

Again, I hope you don't mind that I look in on you sometimes...feel free to do the same at our blog.

Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Andrea said...

I knew I should have made my slightly sarcastic comment earlier, because the last comment is a hard act to follow! I loved the video. I had Russell explaining things he knows, and Hailey sitting to my left saying such things as: Is Russell going to get a present from Santa? (yes). Does Russell want me to get a present from Santa? (um, yea, I guess so). Because he doesn't like Belle and Ariel? (probably not). Do boys like sparkly socks? (no, they don't).

Also, when Russell pronounces "flew" it is adorable. He is speaking so clearly now!