Away in a manger…

The little one has been dabbling in the dramatic arts and appearing as the Baby Jesus in a professional Nativity Play. Despite her wailing through the first rehearsal and vomitting in the middle of the second, Mummy is super proud and is wondering if it’s too soon to apply for an Equity Card.

The director wants to open Act 2 with a peaceful Christmas tableaux: Mary and Joseph rocking the baby Jesus in a manger lined with soft lambswool, while the choir sing festive lullabies.

Rebel Baby is not a fan of choral music and is pissed off about not being allowed to eat the lambswool. She makes her feelings known by screaming loudly and destroying the idyllic scene.

Later, some nice blokes bring her sparkly gifts which is A Bit More Like It. Then comes King Herod with soldiers trying to kill her. There is thunder, lightning and stage smoke… much more in line with Rebel Baby’s idea of A Good Night Out. She smiles and waves as he is cast out to burn in hell, for RB enjoys pyrotechnics; they are much more fun than lullabies.

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