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A Favorite Christmas Ornament
Great work dad! My kids always end up playing with our manger. Put Baby Jesus back, leave that sheep alone, no the wise men are not wizzards!
By: David Walston on December 9, 2013
What a delight. I imagine the shepherd's have used the couch when you weren't watching.....after all. So the now traditional Christmas couch has a new status as "all the rage" but CJ knew all along. That's adorable. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on December 9, 2013
Christmas couches? Clearly he was ahead of his time. My sister and I made these little angels in school that are painted bright pink. We call them the Pepto-Bismol angels.
By: PT Dilloway on December 9, 2013
ahead of his time!
By: TexWisGirl on December 9, 2013
I love my couch at home. I lay on it and watch t.v. for hours. I'm sure Jesus did the same thing in his day (between miracles of course).
By: Michael Offutt on December 9, 2013
Wow! I think that proves that everything comes into style at some point. But what a delight. And good for you and your Mrs. for having treasured it all these years.
By: Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma on December 9, 2013
I like your son's "non-linear" thinking - quirky is good in my book :)
By: jenny_o on December 9, 2013
It looks SO comfortable!!
By: fishducky on December 9, 2013
He got it from his mama. (grin)
By: mimi on December 9, 2013
What is it they say..."out of the mouths of babes..."?
By: Catalyst/Bruce on December 9, 2013
Who would have thunk it? lol Some of my favorite decorations were made by Mike and I'll always love the excitement I can still see in my head when he came home with them. Priceless.
By: Bouncin Barb on December 9, 2013
I KNEW that was a couch when I glanced at the little picture on my blog reading list! But my mind kept trying to make it into a weird poinsettia. I love the reasoning for the couch beside the manger.
By: Val on December 9, 2013
I like your son's way of thinking. It reminds me of my older boy. He always had an unusual solution but a perfectly logical (to him.. and to us, eventually) way of getting there.
By: Hilary on December 9, 2013
I love this story! Your son is a genius! and you are also for keeping your mouth shut when he brought it home! Also I love the comment you made on my Awww Monday- you were so correct- that was a stink-eye and you had her pegged correctly! Cheers and enjoy your Christmas!
By: Kathe W. on December 9, 2013
I've always wondered about poor Mary, giving birth and then she has to kneel in front of that fricking manger because God knocked her up. Having a baby HURTS! Mary needs a couch. Thank you for understanding the pain of childbirth, C.J. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on December 9, 2013
CJ really was way ahead of his time. Now ask him to design a car!
By: Pixel Peeper on December 9, 2013
That is one of the coolest stories I've heard. First, because your child thought so far out of the box that he would think to create a couch for his project with a lid. Second, because you were special enough parents to let him put his couch near the manger scene, not worrying how it would look. Just absolutely love this story!
By: Kianwi on December 9, 2013
I think many times kids are just a little ahead of us. You have a many storied ornament.
By: red on December 9, 2013
What a charming story! I honestly think the best decorations are the homemade ones. I wouldn't trade our popsicle sticks, pipe cleaner, and glitter decorations for a truckload of Tiffany ornaments!
By: Al Penwasser on December 9, 2013
He should have followed up in the next years with a chase, a hammock, and a LazyBoy. That could have been one stylish stable. :)
By: Scott Cody Park on December 9, 2013
Now that is a great ornament. Your sons...the store one is just stupid.
By: Cranky on December 9, 2013
How fabulously thoughtful of CJ. Even creche figurines could use a rest!
By: Tom Cochrun on December 9, 2013
You are so right. That Christmas couch is a work of art AND creative genius! And what a treasure.
By: Mitchell is Moving on December 10, 2013
Your son IS a genius. And I love how the couch was offered to the nativity set inhabitants. My guys (and girl) have been standing for years. They could use a couch, but at $79 they'll have to just hang in there.
By: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on December 10, 2013
It's worth a lot more than $79. I love it when kids let their creative minds wander to places adults would never consider. That's what they're best at. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on December 10, 2013
Your son was clearly years ahead of his time.
By: Bryan Jones on December 10, 2013
You lead an interesting life. I sometimes wonder if you could combine both your writing and artistic skills in developing a comic strip.
By: Daniel LaFrance on December 10, 2013
Great tale from a proud Dad!
By: John on December 11, 2013
How sweet!! I love that you and Mrs. C kept it safe and put it out at Christmas.
By: Cheryl P. on December 11, 2013
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