Aidan's class had their Nativity Play yesterday. No, you didn't read wrong - that is a play celebrating the birth of Jesus in a public school. There is no separation of church and state here AND the head teacher is the local vicar's wife so we get a double dose. I told one of the British moms that it was surprising for me every time something Christian comes up at school and she looked at me and said, "Oh - well I guess you can't do that because of the diversity in America." No, actually, our country's president isn't also the head of our church and religious freedom is kind of a cornerstone of America but whatever - diversity - yeah - that's it.
At any rate - the play was sooooo adorable! There were a bunch of kids dressed as stars, angels, shepherds, sheep and of course Mary, Joseph, the donkey and the three kings - Aidan was a king. I had the best seat in the house and the kids all walked right by me to get on stage.
Here's Aidan with one of the other kings - they didn't have steamers or irons in 0 AD:
Aidan, delivering his gift:
The class after the play was over - as you can see there are only a few people crying!