It very simply explains the story of the birth of Jesus. However, initially I thought I'd have to bribe them to listen to the story. Only because it is a different kind of book than they're used to. No "Llama Llama" rhyming, no toddler humor. The best part of the book is that it gives the lyrics to "Away in a Manger" at the end. Which I sing. In my horrible, horrible singing voice. Max puts his cheek next to mine and tries to sing along. Sullivan signs "more, more" with his little hands when I reach the end. I usually end up singing the song 4-5 times.
|This is our "new" mid-1900's Nativity from Italy. I love it and I think it brings the First Christmas to life for the boys. I hope it remains in our family for a very long time. Max insisted on studying it closely with our old magnifying glass.|
Before I shut his door at night he's been asking "Can we read more about Jesus tomorrow?" He also asked me the other day if the reason why people get "married" is because Jesus' mom is named "Mary". I love his questions. Sometimes I can just see his little mind working, trying to interpret all aspects of the world and learning about the way things are connected to each other.