A Christmas Pageant Story
Earlier this week, at Kraj Kid #2’s (that’s Chase) first Christmas pageant. He’s been learning his song (or maybe it’s songs) for the past few weeks in preschool. Whenever we’d ask, though, he’d never sing them for us at home.
Still, every now and then, we’d hear him humming snippets of them. Maybe a line here or there.
Then, last Thursday, the big day came. His mom decked him out, looking cool and stylish in his Nike sneakers, jeans and argyle sweater.
He goes to preschool in an annex of the Allentown Presbyterian Church. Established in 1720, and this building first built in 1837, the church itself is both hallowed and quaint. The pastor and people that work with the kids are great. It was only the second time I was in the church, but love the historical nature of it.
Anyway, when the time came for Chase and his class to take the stage (well, climb up on the risers, actually) and do their song….he got shy. For the whole performance, the above was his stance. He wasn’t crying or anything, just a little overwhelmed, I think.
He’d peep out now and again to survey the crowd, then retreat back behind his fists.
I kinda like the first photo a lot. I think it tells more of a story than the one all the moms wanted to get (i.e. all kids looking up and happy).
But that’s just me.
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