Last year at a Christmas party with a few friends we were exchanging white elephant presents, among the unwanted junk treasures you would have found a DVD, a grotesquely dirty keyboard & a Fisher Price manger scene. The manger scene was still in the original packaging and brand new, the only ehm.. problem? There were two Marys (mother of Jesus) & no Joseph. Not exactly the typical manger scene if you are familiar with the biblical account.
One Year Late...
Same group of friends. Same idea of a white elephant present. And a re-gifted Fisher Price nativity. That is right the Joseph-less nativity scene was again up for grabs. But this time I was the lucky lady walking away with this prize. There has been some speculation about a possible regift of said Fisher Price nativity again next year. But I am saying no way man! Now that I have this in my possession I am keeping it!
Now I am pretty traditional and I would like the Joseph, but it's not in the cards for this box of treasures. So my story of explanation? Joseph is out grabbing diapers for little Jesus & the duplicate Mary? Well Mary (mother of Jesus) apparently had a sister named Mary (and I'm sure they looked a like....).