Friday, January 9, 2009

Home Spun comic strip #306

Home Spun comic strip #306

Every once in a while I get this joke in my inbox:
What would have happened if it had been three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?
They would have asked directions,
arrived on time,
helped deliver the baby,
cleaned the stable,
made a casserole,
and brought practical gifts.
It is the custom of the Magi (when they visit our house, at least) to give the children something they didn't expect. The Wise Men aren't Santa Claus after all, you can't send them a gift list. Anyway, they were searching for a King, what would they know about practical gifts? Usually the present is something interesting, like jewelry or a glass dragon, or something spiritual. This year, Sierra got a set of angel blessing ink stamps and an inkpad. Chase is still getting dragons. Marina got a set of unique pencils and a starry mood ring. All of their gifts came in gold wire baskets. It's a nice way to bring the season to a close before beginning the holiday clean-up, but more important, it reminds them of the journey of the three wise men.

The stores can have Christmas and the holiday frenzy they've created around December 25th. January brings our quiet Little Christmas!

2 comments:

Mama Monkey said...

What a wonderful tradition!

Anonymous said...

What would happen if the camels had to pass a NYS inspection and the three kings had to get a NYS camel driving license? The camels could not get street parking since they can't stay sill. Parking on your driveway would require a camel restroon. It's no wonder they hardly come. That used to frustrate me as a child.
Happy Three Kings Day! love, Buelo

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