The Cutest Baby Jesus Spoon I’ve Ever Seen.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And our school had this project where all of the students made manger figurines using a wooden spoon. They are displayed in the lobby, and they are so adorable.
Children are such artists. I am continually in awe of their creativity and perspective. So often in class I think of the quote by Picasso, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
On another note, this week we had this beautiful and extravagant Christmas lunch at school for all of the teachers. We all sat in the library after school and feasted on different meats, melon, cheeses, migas (a bread-type of food. I find this comparable to stuffing, but its still very different), chicken in an almond sauce, and fried milk for dessert (kind of like a lump of more solid rice pudding covered in sugar and cinnamon). There was wine and beer and holiday cheer and I laughed to myself about how this would never happen in an elementary school in the U.S.A.
After eating, we broke out the first grader’s tambourines and sang Christmas carols (all in Spanish, so I smiled and swayed). It felt like something that only would have happened in a movie. Loved every minute of it.
Getting excited for my family to come next week! Merry Christmas, everyone! Christmas lights pictures of Granada to come…