Thursday, November 30, 2006

Baby Jesus was hit by a garbage truck

While I was shopping on line for the boys' Christmas, I found something that I just HAD to have.

This is the Little People Deluxe Christmas Story set. I thought it would be a great way to teach the boys about the true meaning of Christmas, PLUS we'd have a Nativity set that I wouldn't worry about them playing with and possibly breaking.

In the last few days, we've had several visits from our local UPS guy (I think Colin might end up calling him Santa if I'm not careful), and today we received it.

After I snuck the boxes off of the front porch and hid the rest of the gifts in the garage, I brought it inside and opened it up. Hubby wasn't too thrilled about that, but I really want to be able to enjoy it this Christmas instead of playing with it for a day or so (the boys that is) and then packing it away. Colin was THRILLED with it!

He knows the story, so I told him who each "Little Person" was as I unwound, and unwound, and unwound those ridiculous wires that attach them to the packaging they come in. His favorite is the horse with the buggy. Of course. My oldest loves and worships anything with wheels. Makes me fear what we're in for when he turns sixteen!

After I freed all of the animals and characters from their wire prisons, I set to making dinner. We ate and I cleaned up a bit and then I sat down with Landon and Colin to play with "our" new toy.

Here is the discussion that followed.

Me: " Colin where is baby Jesus?" (I noticed that he was across the room, on the floor, and behind a chair."

Colin: "He's in the hospital, he'll be there for two or three days."

Me: "Oh, okay. What happened that he has to be in the hospital?"

Colin: "A garbage truck hit him."

Hmmmm, garbage pick up and public healthcare in Bethlehem during Biblical times.

Who knew?

(I love it!)


BethGo said...

We have this too but I bought it when Aidan was little so it's not the deluxe version. It doesn't even play music. I'm thinking of upgrading but does that go against the spirit of Christmas?
Also have you seen the extender set in the catalog with the shepherds and The Little Drummer Boy?
I so want it.
I love Little People.
I hope Baby Jesus get out of the hospital in time for the holidays.

Gina said...

I am howling!!!! What a hoot.

I love our set, but we don't have the deluxe version. :( I came thisclose to buying it the other day when I saw it in WALMART - yes, the deluxe one that lights up and plays music at the WalMart Super Center. I may go back tomorrow to get it.

Lori said...

Ours is the deluxe version. From what you guys are saying, I'm glad I got that one! :) The fur on the animals and the music is really sweet. Both Colin and Landon *love* the song "away in a manger" now. I can't wait to set it up on our front table, although, I have a feeling it won't stay there!

Beth, I *almost* ordered the Little Drummer Boy too! I tried to excercise some restraint, although it was very hard!

OneHungMan said...

There is nothing worse than dealing with the "wire prisons" that every child's toy now comes with. Children open the package, are excited to see what they got, then bitch for the next half an hour as an adult is busy using scissors, needle nose pliers, wire cutters and a small hammer just to free said gifts.

andria said...

I have always wanted to get that..thanks for reminding me and I am off to online shop.