And DS has his role in the school play...

(97 Posts)
LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly Mon 21-Nov-11 15:47:35

He was going to be a bauble, not anymore.

Now he is God.

We have to come up with a costume that reflects the role, and he is most insistent that he needs a magic finger.

Ive a good mind to send him in wearing a dress and clutching golf clubs, thus channeling Alanis Morrisette in dogma.

Yes - like Morgan Freeman in that film - was it Evan Almighty. He had overalls and a bucket and mop.

But still had a beard...always remember the beard.....

LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly Mon 21-Nov-11 19:41:12

Some great ideas here grin would crocs do instead of sandals?

LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly Mon 21-Nov-11 19:41:12

Some great ideas here grin would crocs do instead of sandals?

stealthsquiggle Tue 22-Nov-11 17:20:34

Help help help.

DD (5) is not a shepherd - both she and her teacher are adamant that she is a shepherdess, FGS. Can anyone find me an (age-appropriate) picture to work from, please?!

this is a lovely one

Otherwise you go "bo-peep" with the straw bonnet tied with the big ribbon etc, and that's not really biblical.

stealthsquiggle Tue 22-Nov-11 19:59:20

I was thinking more diagram than oil painting, but Thanks grin

I think DD definitely has Bo Peep in mind. IIRC, last year's shepherd was a contemporary one in tweeds with aluminium crook (real crook in current use, not foil).

I suspect I am going to end up compromising on toned-down and de-frilled Bo Beep (dress, bonnet, apron). Sigh. Why couldn't she wear the sodding shepherds robe out of the cupboard instead of insisting on playing the "my Mummy will make me one" card hmm?

VoldemortsNipple Tue 22-Nov-11 21:27:30

Message from my athiest DD

Keep him at home. God doesn't exsist grin

DS2 is a member of an 80s band in his panto. Oh the fun I can have with that costume smile

LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly Wed 23-Nov-11 09:14:59

stealth, sympathies grin I like the idea of a contemprary

LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly Wed 23-Nov-11 09:17:22

oops, contemporary shepherdess, bo-peep is a bit... frilly.

we have decided on a toga/tunic combo. a foil lightening bolt and a gold painted finger!

purplepidjin Wed 23-Nov-11 09:30:45

Could you play the dyslexia card and send him as Reservoir God in a black suit and shades?

<awaits flaming for disablist language>

Or, a bit easier, chop holes in the right places out of a white pillow case and tie a bit of rope round his waist?

purplepidjin Wed 23-Nov-11 09:32:00
tummytickler Wed 23-Nov-11 09:37:05

My dd would love to be God - I think God may be her dream job!
ds is Joseph, but he keeps forgetting the name (he is just 4) and call him 'Baby Jesus' Daddy'
dd is Sally. I don't remember Sally in the Nativity . . .

older ds and dd (8 and 10) are in the choir, they are gutted they are not in the school Nativity, especially ds, as dd is in our church nativity, but ds doesn't go to church as he plays football for our town on a Sunday morning, so he ca't do that one either!

stealthsquiggle Wed 23-Nov-11 10:11:33

Lissie - I am fighting against a very frilly mental image that DD has (how did she get to be frilly-soppy-pink girl, FGS?). I now have patterns/instructions for dress and bonnet - they will be neither pink nor frilly but will hopefully keep DD (who apparently rejected the school costumes as "yukky" hmmblush) happy.

I like the gold-painted finger touch - I can just imagine your DS doing a little light smiting (sp?) in the run-up to the play grin

muppetthecow Wed 23-Nov-11 10:29:24

Loving the magic finger idea grin

I was Mary in our church nativity when I was eight, but after I managed to (accidentally!) decapitate baby Jesus during the performance blush was therafter relegated to playing presents or trees. Looking at it from my current parental POV, I think this affected my poor Mum more than me as she had to make all the costumes!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 23-Nov-11 10:35:52

stealth this is what shepherdesses wear nowadays for special occasions.

stealthsquiggle Wed 23-Nov-11 11:09:48

Thanks for that, Grimma hmm - Little Bo Peep (even the frilly version) starts to look like a walk in the park.

I love the boiler suit idea and the reservoir dog plan grin

My ds is Art director - who doesn't actually feature in the play at all - cunning ploy by teacher to have him drawing and calm while the rest rehearse grin

blue2 Thu 24-Nov-11 17:38:11

My ds is 13 now, so past all of this - however, you have had me in stitches reading this thread!

I'm surprised that no one has remembered the little girl in Love Actually that announced that she was the Lobster in the Nativity play. Classic.

3rdnparty Thu 24-Nov-11 18:17:44

DS is an alien grin.......no costume advice as yet, the girl aliens are distraught Ds just wants to know which planet he's on.....it is very hard not to smirk smile

Santaflaws Thu 24-Nov-11 20:14:56

My DD came home with a note today saying she's a cow. I am dismayed, she has long golden hair and I was convinced she was Angel material. shock

Pam100127 Thu 24-Nov-11 21:27:55

My DS aged six and in year 3 came rushing out of school today with his 'script'. Looking through this I saw a new take on the nativity: He is 'bossy angel', there are also various other angels, including 'kind angel', 'hopeful angel', 'excited angel', 'fashion angel', 'clever angel' & 'smug angel' & 'Gabriel' (of course) finally towards the end Mary & Joseph and the baby show up. Being athiest this interpretation suits me fine and my little darling can take lessons from his older sister on improving his 'bossy' skills.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 24-Nov-11 21:32:14

Humph, my DD is 12 and we're off the hook for nativities but we still had to turn her into an alien for Children in Need day. (theme Toy Story - nearly all the other girls came as Jessie or a Barbie, trust DD to want to be a Little Green Alien grin) It never stops you know.

startail Thu 24-Nov-11 21:35:42

Now I'm torn between keeping him at home, because I agree God doesn't exist.
Or dressing him as the HT, since I often refer to DD2s head as God.

daveywarbeck Thu 24-Nov-11 21:36:24

DS is to be a sheep. We can choose whether he is a black sheep or a white sheep by providing a white or black T shirt for him to wear under the costume school provides.

Viewofthehills Thu 24-Nov-11 22:59:10

My DD2 is to be an owl.
Why did I volunteer to make not 1 but three owl costumes? The words just came out. And I have a new sewing machine and can't get it to work. And a 40th birthday party to cater for next week.

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