Sunday, 25 December 2011

Nativity no 10 - mine

It's after breakfast Christmas Day here in Australia. The boys are still in bed, there's a 12 inch high Christmas tree on the coffee table and a present each under it. I see on the international clock that it's nearly ten pm Christmas Eve in England, after lunch Christmas Eve in America and very early morning Christmas Day in Russia.

I'm thrilled and honored to know I can connect in this way with people all over the world at the same time. It's amazing. Life's amazing. People are amazing. I hope you have a beautiful Dog filled Christmas Day with a walk, a bone and a nice scratch behind the ears. Love Julie.

This is my last nativity.
I'd like to finish with my own.
The first is son no 1 with each of us, his parents.

The second is son no 2 with both of us.

There are six years between the boys and apart from the baby experiments that any normal child performs on his little brother they have survived their life with us mostly unscathed thus far.

When I was 8 months pregnant with no 1 son my midwife said, patting my belly, 'You know, what's really funny is that everyone knows what you've been doing...'. I felt really embarrassed in public then, as if I was wearing a t-shirt that said 'Hi - I've been fucking a lot and now I'm having his baby!'- damn I can't write or say a lot anymore without thinking about the Alot over at Hyperbole and a Half...

Doing this nativity thing has been quite a trip. It was a bit like childbirth and a lot like buying a lime green car. You think you're the only one who has one, and then you see them everywhere...



  1. The perfect ending to the Nativity posts.

    Thank you for sharing those intimate but rather beautiful pictures.

    Have a happy Yule.

  2. Thank you Lilly. It's after Christmas lunch there and I hope you're enjoying lots of eggnog...


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