Today we went to the Learning Zone nativity. It was lovely, like any traditional nativity with small kids. There was some not very quiet whispering, some prompting needed, some very cute lines and a gorgeous outfit very clearly completely made from a stripy sheet. It was exactly what you want.
But none of my kids were in it – they are just too big. Jonathan is nearly 12 and not interested and the girls were too busy even to be involved in helping out. While the rehearsals were going on I was very aware that there was this whole set of meetings that I would have at one time been very involved in that I had no reason to be at. I was even moderately tempted to go along without the children bit that seemed to be a bit too sad! So we seem to have progressed a stage now as a family we really are (and to be honest haven’t been for a while) not a family with anything resembling small children any more. Time to move on in my thinking as Ruth considers college next year and is already out a lot with an internship type thing at WightStars, and Rebekah has just been given a very slightly conditional offer on the course she wants to do at uni next year.