Previously, my son featured as a stationary “moose in the manger” during our annual Christmas Pageant. This was quite last minute, and he was bewildered by all the traditional Christmas carols with their “big” words. He was a sport about the entire thing, but he likely would not have opted to do this of his own free will and accord. This year was quite different. He realized that being in the Christmas pageant was the cool thing to do. He watched friends vie for coveted speaking roles and gladly stay after church or come on off-days just to rehearse. My son wanted in on the action, and he very deliberately decided he was a goat. Not only was he a goat, he was a singing goat that crawled down the main aisle with the big boy shepherds! He was willing to attend all the rehearsals and he is contemplating wanting some simple speaking role in the future.

Holly Jolly Christmas Goat

Holly Jolly Christmas Goat

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