Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shaggy, Smelly, (and Sad) Sheep

Oliver's daycare is in a church and they (the church and the daycare) had a Christmas program on Saturday. The show was called "Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior." It was a story of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of the shepherds. Oliver and his classmates played the sheep. The song about the sheep is called, "Shaggy, Smelly, Sheep." (The gist of the play is that the lowly shepherds get no respect because all the do is take care of stinky sheep. All that changes when the angels come down to tell them that the savior will be born.)

Anyway, after a long morning of practicing, Oliver was really not in the mood to be a sheep on a stage, but he did it. You can see that he wasn't thrilled. When the song ended, the sheep were supposed to stand on the risers to do cute hand motions for the rest of the songs, but Oliver really just wanted to be with mommy. So, I got to him as fast as I could (his cry was recognizable, even though I couldn't see him through the crowd of video-recording parents and grandparents) and he watched the rest of the show with us.

Here was Oliver at home before the show--still cheerful--showing me one of the hand motions he was supposed to do.

On the stage

After I rescued him--he said that his sheep ears hurt his head and that he just wanted to be with Mommy. Poor guy!

Here's the video of the song. It is not very easy to see who is who. Oliver is on the left--about the fifth sheep over once they settle into their line. If you get bored watching him, look over to the right at about 1:23 for a little girl providing some comic relief. :)

In between the practice and the show, Santa came to visit. The boys enjoyed sitting on his lap and telling him of their Christmas wishes.

Oliver said he wants paper and scissors.

Henry would like "work stuff" to use at his new desk.


Will Cooley Fan Club said...

I guess Ollie already has a rock?

very cute boys.

Anonymous said...

They are so cute in their Christmas vests! I literally laughed out loud when I read your "transcripts".