Last night, we journeyed to the Australian-American merger home of the Steere family for a rollicking-fun Kijabe-Christmas Carol creation competition.
The game, affectionately stolen from the American home of the (currently stateside) Myhre family, involves teams brainstorming together to write new words about celebrating Christmas time in the unique ways we do in Kijabe, and singing our masterpieces to familiar Christmas carol tunes.
Deste and I were a team, and our song was sung to the tune of "Away in a Manger". We titled it, "Away in Kijabe".
We had more fun singing and giggling our way through that song, singing away!
Here is the original, scratch through a and all.
What fun to get to see Christmas through the eyes of a little child - and even through the eyes of one for whom ALL is still brand new and fresh. Deste loves all things Christmas, including the wonder and joy of the true Christmas story, the silly and fun myths of flying reindeer and jolly elves (though he passionately reminds me every single day: "Santa isn't real, Mom. Don't forget the REAL reason for Christmas!"), watching the Grinch who stole Christmas and Elf movies, decorating a tree, stringing Christmas lights, hanging stockings, Christmas gift wishes, making paper snowflakes, and so much more.
I promised some kids on another team that I would post the other song entries, so here they are below. Meanwhile, I hope you are having a happy Advent as well!