Wrap It Up!

Good morning! 

No matter how old you are an empty tube of Christmas wrapping paper is still a fun thing to bonk someone over the head with. 🙂

We have been learning all about the holidays in Miss Marilyn’s classroom. In a public school kind of way. No stars on trees. No crosses. No angels. No mangers. Not a baby Jesus to be found. But I can assure you,  no state or federal regulations can take the Christ out of Christmas in the hearts of many an educator at Jenks West Elementary, Building B. ♡

Yesterday we learned how to wrap a present.  How to cut the paper with scissors,  not tweezers, as a couple of our friends so preciously called them, wrap the paper around the present, and tape it in place. A developmental three year old with a tape dispenser is a feat to master in itself. Their own scissors is out of the question. 🙂

As I finished wrapping one of our classroom toys as a pretend present with one of our students, I emptied a roll of Christmas wrapping paper. My first instinct was to bonk the student I was working with on the head with it. Oops. Did I just say that out loud? I’m sure I’d have been sent home for hitting my friends if I did, so i quickly nixed that idea. I need the paycheck. But the kid in me never ceases. Oh what memories an empty wrapping paper holds! 🙂

How many of you still feel the aame way?Who needed toys at Christmas?  Right there you had it! A sword. And if you had a sibling handy you could be a ninja warrior. For me I was an only child so it was more like a telescope or a megaphone. Mom kind of frowned upon bonking her on the head with it. Well most of the time. She was a good sport. 🙂 Where else do you think I got my young at heart attitude from? Where else could you find so many uses all wrapped up into one from one simple item. The tube from a roll of wrapping paper.

It’s a wrap!

Do you remember another time when wrapping was of great significance? A Christmas many many years sgo. The first Christmas. The Christmas Story tells us of a baby who would be found wrapped in swaddling cloths. That was some pretty precious cargo to be wrapping. 

And still today. He’s all about wrapping..This time He’s released from the bondage of those swaddling cloths and the linen wraps that held His body in the tomb. Today He is about wrapping His loving arms around you and enveloping you and me in His love. All we have to do is believe. It’s the best time of year to do just that. Believe!

I encourage each of you to spend a moment truly wrapping yourself around the concept of what Christmas is all about. The beautifully wrapped packages. The food, the fun, the festivities.  They are all great. But the one that we are truly celebrating is even greater. Christ. He’s the Christ in Christmas. In spanish, mas means more. Let’s all put more Christ back in Christmas.  And by all means, bonk someone on the head with your empty wrapping paper tube if you have one! If you have no siblings. No children. No spouse handy to bonk,  call me. I’ll be your target! 

Merry CHRISTmas! ♡

This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”                                           Luke 2:12

Love and laughter, 



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