Take for example, the case of the Pre-K 2 nativity scene for the JCS Christmas program. There was supposed to be 3 sheep, 3 donkeys and 3 cows, but . . . .
The word for sheep (oveja) is dangerously close to the word for bee (abeja). So in the case of Sweet Pea's class, there were 3 donkeys, 2 cows, 2 sheep and 1 bumble bee. Is that not hilarious? That's Sweet Pea next to the bumble bee. (For the record, it is really difficult to get good pictures at these things b/c the lighting is tricky, teacher placement is unpredictable, Dominicans stand up in front, there are lots of people moving around, etc. etc. I am learning to cope.)
Bumble Bee and Sweat Pea the lamb singing about baby Jesus. Muy precioso!
Sweet Pea the lamb and Joshua the cow.
Aside from this situation really hitting my funny bone, it also made me reflect on who and what might have been there to worship the baby Savior in all HIS GLORY. Perhaps even the tiny little bumble bees might have known that this was no ordinary moment in time. I'm going to hold the mental picture of the nativity bumble bee in my heart for a long time!