The time has come for the children to do their school nativity performances.
I love going and watching them. I’ve been getting quite a few sneak previews, especially from the twins, of some of the songs they will be singing.
Lou is a dancing elf, so I got her a lovely outfit from Asda. She is so excited, even if the hat (which has elf ears attached to it) is a little bit too big for her head. I just hope it’ll be OK on the day!
Boo is a narrator. She is really good at reading and writing, and remembers her lines really well. She has been practising a lot. I’m sure all three of my children will make me feel really proud.
They are doing a show called ‘Ralph the Reindeer’ which is a story of how Rudolph gets a cold so he can’t lead the sleigh on Christmas Eve, so ‘Ralph’ has to stand in at the last minute, but needs to find out how to make Santa’s sleigh fly. I’m familiar with the story because when Woo was in Year 2, they did the same show.
Woo’s school year is doing ‘The Christmas Code’. I’m not sure what that is about but I know that his school puts together some great performances.
I have still got to sort out an outfit for him. He’s a ‘Bethlehem Citizen’ so it should be pretty easy. When he told me what he was and what he would need to wear, I got a classic example of how his Receptive Language Disorder affects what he hears.
The conversation went something like this…
Me: “Do you know what I need to get you to wear yet?”
Woo: “Yes Mummy. I’m a Bethlehem Citizen. My teacher says I will need red awgunry trousers”
Me: “Sorry darling. I didn’t quite understand what you said”
Woo: “Red AWGUNRY trousers”
Me: “What’s awgunry Woo?
Woo (getting quite frustrated): “I told you Mummy. Red AWGUNRY trousers. Why don’t you listen to me?”
Me: “I am listening Woo, I just don’t know what awgunry is…”
Woo: “You know Mummy. It’s like a dark red colour”
Me: “Ah I understand. Did your teacher say red or burgundy trousers?”
Woo: “Yes that’s it! Burgundy”
So we got to the bottom of what he was trying to say, but it goes to show what it must be like in his world…