This is Christmas: Our 2-Year-Old Serenades Us with “Away in a Manger”

Okay, we’re light on the politics here for a little while. It’s too close to the sacred celebration of Christmas, and most people are completely tuned out anyway.

Last night, the older Virtus girl (still nearly 2 months shy of her 3rd birthday) gave us a remarkably clear and *almost completely accurate rendition of “Away in a Manger”–the first verse lyrics with a little melody, anyway. Little things like that show the spirit of Christmas is growing in our household. So much to be thankful for (yes, we ARE rich), and many extra blessings beside.

Fancy presents are nice (but overrated–if I see one more of those annoying Lexus commercials, I think I’ll scream), though there aren’t as many of them this year. Baked goodies I can rarely resist, and thanks to friends & family we have no shortage. But it’s moments like last night that make me rejoice and laugh the most. You can’t put a price tag on it.

Merry Christmas to all!

*My favorite tweak she gives to the real lyrics is: “The stars are in the bright sky look down where He lay….”


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