So for my first time appearing on le stage I was Mary. I was (gulp!) four. Joseph was also around this age. And so, as the mature and responsible toddlers/kids that we were, we did what any other little folks would have done in that situation. What was that, you say? Welp, it’s recorded in the first verse! Enjoy!*
Mary and Joseph are serenely fighting
Over baby Jesus lying in the hay
No one can stop their smiting
Because this is this year’s Christmas play.
An unruly shepherd takes his crook
And smacks an angel who can’t remember her line
The angel turns and gives him the look
Forgetting that she’s supposed to be kind.
Back stage the teens are panicking
Because someone forgot to bring their script
The poor producer is happily managing
Since part of the scenery just tipped.
The three amazingly wise men
got lost coming down the aisle
their star seems to enjoy
taking a very long while.
In the middle of the scene
The doll representing Jesus starts talking
An older angel is incredibly keen
And yells for the audience to stop gawking.
One small child whispers loudly
That a potty break is due
Another picks his nose proudly
But this, of course, is nothing new.
One hungry donkey takes up biting
And not just on the fake hay
A sheep’s ‘ba’ is a little exciting
Because of the excitement it betrays.
At the end, after stumbling through
They each make a bow or two
And even though it went rather amiss
They all know next year it will come again too.
*Shout out to our amazing drama director who runs the shows back in Canada now- I loved working with you and I seriously miss it SO flipping much! Glad that this never (mostly…) happened with us 😀