Why am I writing a third part of the “Breaking Thing” series? Why is it a trilogy? WHY?
If you have not been with me long, you may want to reference “Oh, It’s a Breaking Thing,” or “Breaking Thing – Part 2.” As the photo shows, one of the sheep in the nativity scene had a rough Christmas season. He began the year with 3 legs intact. Now……he’s a quadriplegic. I don’t even know how to repair this. Normally I give it a try with the super glue……..He is just in too many parts. It’s not even worth the effort this time.
This time! Why I am I even saying “this time!?” This should not be a regular occurrence!!
I really have to take responsibility here……I DO allow Kate (our 3 year old) to play with these. My reasoning – why have things around the house that are “off limits?” I know there are some things that should be off limits, like the stove, the garbage disposal…..knives. But when you put out figurines – that look like toys – out for the holidays and then tell kids not to touch them, that’s kinda wrong. It’s a subtle form of torture. How would we feel if someone put out an amazing dessert on a plate and expect us to continue to walk by it and never taste it?
Nevertheless, I always hope that IF she plays with them, they weather the storm and remain intact. Truth be told – I don’t really mind that much. One day, when my kids are older and out of the house, I will look at this rough bunch of nativity animals and recall fond memories. They will tell a story : )
Today, my favorite and least favorite is Kate for her demolition of the sheep.
Avery +1/-1, Brooke +3/-2, Kate +2/-2