Come Saturday, or the day of the local Christmas pageant, and we were exposed to a very different Christmas scenario.
|The magician who kept the young ones amused while waiting for the start.|
Instead of applying sunscreen to squirming faces, umbrellas were spotted amongst the crowd as mummas, papas and grandparents alike tried their best to shield their children from the rain. But of course, come rain or shine, there is nothing that can keep the Christmas spirit from circulating the crowd when the carols start floating in the air. (Note: man standing in pouring rain, with a huge smile plastered on his face that could only be put there when Mariah Carey starts booming through the speakers with 'All i want for Christmas is you.')
|Finding the perfect spot|
I have to admit though, Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. The atmosphere is always unbelievable, and despite the dreary weather on Saturday the atmosphere at the pageant did not disappoint. I stood holding everyone's jackets, and hats and water bottles and uneaten snacks, and in the process of doing so must have looked so apart of the 'mum and dad' crowd that a man walked right on up to me and offered me a flier which read: 'Mother's club: Christmas edition - helping mum's buy the perfect gifts.' I like to think I smiled politely and took it but in reality i probably gave the poor guy a 'dude, I am 17, I'm not their mother, I'm just the babysitter!' face.
|The young boy who sat in the rain for the entirety of the pageant.|
|Little drummer girl.|
Like someone once told me, 'never fail to find the good in your days.'
We found spirit and excitement in wet and dreary
Christmas is on it's way, and I couldn't be happier. Here's to carols, christmas lights and late night gift wrapping.