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The nativity scene from the twenty first century

Under our Christmas tree, we have a nativity scene. Not that original given that it is Christmas, I hear you saying. Well, ours is actually VERY original.  it is a playmobil nativity scene. Take a look…

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Do you see something missing? Sure you do! The donkey is missing. I am not entirely sure which animals belong to the nativity scene, but I am pretty sure that Mary rode on a donkey. Yet, there is no donkey in playmobil Bethlehem. I don’t know whether we lost it, or whether it was never there in the first place. When we put the decorations out, I was looking hysterically for it. “Where is the donkey? We have lost the donkey!”

Skye dashed out of the room, screaming, “Donkey!! I know where donkey is!”

How odd? It took me over an hour to locate a full crate of Christmas decorations, yet my four year old knows where a tiny little donkey is! Maybe I should surrender the running of our house to her. She seems so much better organized…

Anyway, she came back, waving something in her hand, screaming, “Donkey, I found donkey!”

Oh she found a donkey all right! But not any donkey. She had Donkey. The one and only…

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Donkey. Form Shrek. And that’s who we have in our nativity scene. I think it is quite cute, as long as nobody else from Shrek creeps up in there…

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