I didn't go to church much when I was growing up, but I remember learning the story of Christmas and playing it out with my Grandparent's creche.
After asking permission from my mom and her siblings, I brought my Granny's creche home this summer.
I set it up a few days ago and smiled to watch The Mayor and The Rooster playing with it, as if it were a dollhouse, just as I had done.
"What are the wise men's names?" The Mayor asked me.
"I don't know," I said. "I'll have to look it up."
It's a pity I didn't do it right away because a short while later I listened in on my children's play only to hear The Rooster refer to them as Tom, Jerry and Chumley.