“Why do shepherds wash their socks by night? Wouldn’t they see better in the day?” Alice/Mary was holding her doll upside down, checking for shoes, while Joseph tugged at his gown.
Mrs. Adams had heard it all before. “Now, children; get in line.”
“But if it’s silent night, why are we singing?”
“No talking children.”
“But Miss. Did they have reindeer in the stable?”
She ushered her caroling calamity onto the stage. Dolly Jesus, shoeless and sockless, rolled down the steps, but a “free king” rescued him. The angel’s halo got stuck on the elephant’s nose.
“Did they have elephants?”