This time of year, the antique side table in my dining room usually holds a group of Christmas decorations that my kids made when they were in preschool. Since all of them attended the same school, I have three of one particular decoration from their first Christmas there at age 3; a simple representation of Jesus in the manger. This is Thing Two's.
If you look closely at the top of Jesus's head, you'll see that it looks a bit odd. Therein lies a story.
Seems that the teachers distributed all of the pieces for the craft to each child before starting. Thing Two apparently thought that the styrofoam ball was some sort of candy and he picked it up and took a bite out of it before the teachers could stop him! At least they got him to spit out the piece he bit off.
When I went to pick him up from school they were very apologetic. I don't think they were expecting me to laugh, but I did! No harm done, and after all, how many people have decorations in which a bite has been taken out of the baby Jesus's head??