to be secretly gutted that ds has a normal part in the school nativity?

(110 Posts)
2anddone Tue 16-Nov-10 15:56:51

my ds started school in sept and for all the time i have been a member of mn every christmas i enjoy reading the threads about the strange costumes you have been asked to provide usually at 3 days notice! Anyway today ds comes out of school with a letter to say that he is a shepherd in his nativity and not only that i have 2 and half weeks before it needs handing in, i was looking forward to having to make a penguin suit or something else really random and have no time to do it in so aibu to be slightly gutted that ds school has taken away my ability to moan on here this year and not be able to join in with all of you! Go on make my day tell me what your dc are this christmas

thefurryone Tue 16-Nov-10 16:05:35

YABU to think that a navity play should have a penguin in it wink

Flisspaps Tue 16-Nov-10 16:05:41

Can you not write a letter to his teacher saying that you don't feel the part of shepherd is sufficiently high-profile for DS and therefore you will be sending him into the play as a penguin?

Tortington Tue 16-Nov-10 16:07:34

ONE YEAR... i was thrilled that my son had got the part of joseph, i didn't know anything about the play, but was concerned that he only had to learn songs.

when i turned up...chest puffing out...the play was cleverly re-written from the POV of the sheep.

joseph had shit all to say or do.

emptyshell Tue 16-Nov-10 16:09:12

Could he be an undercover penguin masquerading as a shepherd?

PixieOnaLeaf Tue 16-Nov-10 16:12:24

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Milliways Tue 16-Nov-10 16:21:55

Ar nursery, DD was The Star of Bethlehem, so wore a sparkly gold robe + gold star on head (whcih she loved), but she went around telling everyone "I'm THE STAR of the show" grin

Just wait until he's camel hump 4! Our school had "alice the camel" with 12 humps one year, so 12 kids were just "a hump"!

Bloodymary Tue 16-Nov-10 16:26:23

Milliways, just love the fact that DD was the STAR of the show!

2anddone Tue 16-Nov-10 16:29:20

trust me i am not a pushy parent and am very happy that he is a shepherd i am just gutted that the play does not seem to include any of the weird and wonderful costumes i have heard about on here! I definitely remember a penguin last year and i think someones daughter had to go as a snow rabbit hmm

2anddone Tue 16-Nov-10 16:30:27

i mean wtf is a snow rabbit!

KurriKurri Tue 16-Nov-10 16:33:00

Shepherd is a great part (only requires dressing gown and tea towelgrin)

DD has been a dancing donkey, and also a 'person who talked about myrrh' (line "you can buy it on the internet for £5")

trixie123 Tue 16-Nov-10 16:36:16

also why a snow rabbit in Israel?

escorchio Tue 16-Nov-10 16:43:30

I'm sure you could "penguin up" a shepherd costume - use your imagination.....get some authentic shepherd decoration on the dressing gown or something smile

DD is a little star. I need to attach tinsel to a black long sleeved top and leggings. Am not sure how to achieve this.

DS is Narrator 5. He needs "party clothes". As his normal party attire is a messy tshirt and messy trousers I have bought him a "nice" shirt grin

LeninGrad Tue 16-Nov-10 17:11:16

Told the teacher good luck with DS1 and the play. He will want to do it but will either freeze in front of everyone or start making his own story up. He'd still be going long after the hall had emptied. She looked worried.

LeninGrad Tue 16-Nov-10 19:34:18

Ours is called 'Born in a Barn' which will appeal to DS1's literal side.

fel1x Tue 16-Nov-10 19:36:40

DS was a duck in last years nativity grin

This year he is at catholic school and they are a little more conventional, so he is a sheep

OracleInaCoracle Tue 16-Nov-10 19:36:56

ds is a reindeer in his play.

MrsMellowdrummer Tue 16-Nov-10 19:39:55

A couple of years ago my DS's school did a traditional nativity story,

DS was given the part of "snowman". [hmmm]

motherinferior Tue 16-Nov-10 19:41:33

Ah, but on the good side you will LOVE seeing him with the traditional tea-towel on his head. You will weep buckets. You will feel a truly embarrassing mix of pride (in him) and shame (at yourself for sitting there snivelling).

I am a convinced atheist but I love a tea-towel shepherd. I can feel a little tear seeping out already grin blush

ameliarosesmum Tue 16-Nov-10 19:43:24

This is the funniest thread I have ever read.
My DS is still too young for it all, can't wait to see what comes up.
I was baby jesus in my brother's nativity play. Which meant he got to be joseph.

Sidge Tue 16-Nov-10 19:45:17

I houseshared with a primary school teacher after I graduated, many years ago.

She came home in despair (and giggling) after the nativity play - apparently the inn keeper decided to ad lib.

Upon being asked if there was any room in the inn he bellowed "of course, we've got loads of spare rooms, come on in!"

grin

needafootmassage Tue 16-Nov-10 19:45:41

My 3 children, in no particular order have been:

Shepherd number 5

Christmas tree

Donkey-keeper

third passer-by

angry sheep

the wind

A walnut

Hulababy Tue 16-Nov-10 19:46:00

DD is in juniors, they don't do the nativity in juniors at her school. No more nativities for me

DD has been a sheep - all her class were - and an angel - again, all class were. She was Mary one year too and had to sing solo - very proud!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 16-Nov-10 19:47:52

My friend was a raisin.

DS was Joseph and was put in this long brown caftan thing ( he was 4 ) and was very happy to have easy access to his manly bits throughout the Nativity!

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