Yesterday I went to Daisy’s school to watch her play the part of Mary in the Christmas nativity. It was a very proud mummy moment for a few reasons.

For the past few weeks our house has been filled with the sound of Daisy rehearsing every single song and line. She has worked so hard and the nativity story seems to have really captured her imagination.

Over the weekend we were all struck down with the dreaded lurgy. On Sunday night Daisy was feeling pretty rubbish. Monday morning came and after a bad nights sleep I really didn’t think she would make it as far as school but her determination to take part in the nativity won. Topped up with calpol she went to school.

I arrived early at school and got front row seats so I could see my little girl shine. Daisy’s teacher came to tell me she’d had a few little wobbles and been a bit teary so I wondered if she would decide to opt out instead. I watched as she walked on to stage stifling a little yawn, despite this she remembered every line and sang her little solo part beautifully. She did leave baby Jesus under the bench but a gentle reminder from teacher soon remedied that.img_31271 img_31301I thought I might have a little cry when she sang her solo but I think that wrangling Jake to keep quiet and sit still distracted me from the emotion of it all. I will admit that I had a little teary moment when I learnt she had the part.

I’m so proud of her bravery. Standing on a stage in front of lots of grown ups when you are four years old is no mean feat. I’m also extremely proud of her determination, she could have stayed off school but she pushed on.

Tonight she has gone to bed early after snuggling on the couch with some toast and watching Barbie charm school for the twentieth time. Hopefully she will feel much better tomorrow. She has a trip to Santa’s grotto with school and her birthday to look forward to later this week.

Have your little one’s had their nativity yet ? did you cry ? leave me a comment I love hearing from you.angela





  1. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    December 6th 2016 / 10:44 AM

    Oh, how I miss the annual Nativity play, now my children are all grown, unfortunately, my grandchildren are too far away for me to see them perform their concert ( they won’t have a Nativity play at this school, because of offending non Christians!#Tuesday treasures

    • December 8th 2016 / 8:17 PM

      That’s a shame that they won’t have a nativity. When my older two were at school they did Christmas plays instead of a traditional nativity.

  2. December 6th 2016 / 2:44 PM

    This is so adorable, the thing I miss most about my children being at secondary school is that they don’t have Christmas plays and I used to love them so much, I was the mum that wept from beginning to end even when it wasn’t sad!!

    • December 8th 2016 / 8:19 PM

      I’m usually the one crying and I went prepared with lots of tissues so I think the wriggly two year old definitely distracted me this time.

  3. December 6th 2016 / 11:43 PM

    Oh she looks fantastic Angela! So pleased it went well although sorry she’s sick now hope she’s better soon. Well done Daisy! X ps how real does the baby look?!

    • December 8th 2016 / 8:19 PM

      Thanks Hannah, I know it’s a bit creepy isn’t it x

  4. Vai Chin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    December 7th 2016 / 9:38 AM

    You must be so proud of her! Well done, Daisy xx

  5. December 8th 2016 / 12:11 AM

    Oh bless her, poor J is full of cold as you know and he has done two out of three performances. Tomorrow is the final performance and Paul is going to watch him. I will calpol him first thing to try and help a bit.

    I saw his performance on Tuesday and ended up sobbing… all the children sang ‘Bless Us All’ from the Muppet Christmas Carol.

    • December 8th 2016 / 8:21 PM

      Aww I love that song I would have been sobbing too. Hope J is feeling better now x

  6. December 11th 2016 / 11:30 PM

    Loved this post, Thanks so much for joining in with #TuesdayTreasures.

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