Monday, April 21, 2008

Nativity Play

Edward Leeson, ed., The Folio Book of Humorous Anecdotes (London: The Folio Society, 2005), pp. 165-6.

Nina was captivated with the story of the nativity, birth and eventual death of Jesus on the cross, and was overjoyed when she was chosen to be an angel in the [infants'] nativity play. She learnt her lines to perfection.

However, Nina is given to adding her own logic to every situation.

The nativity was well under way and when it was her turn to say her lines to Mary, she said, 'Don't worry, Mary, you will have a lovely baby and you will call him Jesus.'

She then added, 'But I wouldn't get too attached to him, 'cos he'll be dead by Easter.'

[Source: Sarah Kennedy, ed., The Terrible Twos: True Stories of Tots and Toddlers (BBC Books, 1994).]