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To feel just a little bit sad that DD isn't Mary in her Nativity Play

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Bearwantsmore Tue 27-Nov-12 18:51:13

... I know, I know! But if you can't admit it on Mumsnet, where can you?!

I was Mary. I refused to smile the entire time because I knew how babies were made and I didn't want anyone thinking I'd done that with the boy playing Joseph grin. All my mum has is photos of me scowling the whole time.

Dd is always an a girl or a star, curse of blonde hair.

Mary always has brown hair at our school.

I was always the narrator.

lyndie Tue 27-Nov-12 19:42:22

I wanted DD to be an angel. She has gorgeous golden blonde hair and would have been perfect. I was an angel at the same school so I should have rights as a former pupil! I don't know what she is, but it's not an angel or Mary or a curious sheep apparently!

Angel not a girl stupid auto correct

BoffinMum Tue 27-Nov-12 19:43:30

I always had to be a man in school plays. I was so scarred for life I ended up going to music college to get girls' parts instead.

Fairylea Tue 27-Nov-12 19:43:53

I was a tree. A fucking tree. Did they even have trees in the INN !??

And the following year I was a blade of grass.

I don't think they liked me very much.

A tree to a blade of grass is definitely demotion Fairylea grin

Fairylea Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:22

Isn't it just Tess.

They made me sway and everything. Bastards.

smile

FrankelDeBeauvoir Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:35

I was Mary when I was 6. The following year I was "demoted" to a mere angel shock I didn't understand that I couldn't be Mary every year. My mum still has a cracking photo of the Nativity that year, complete with a very sulky (pouting and arms folded) angel in the back row grin

ElfOnTheShelf Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:46

Somebodysaveme my sister was Mary in her Primary school play and she was (still is) ginger haired. I on the other hand am a brunette and have never played her but was an Angel usually instead confused

DD has been an Angel every bloody year in first school and now in Junior school this will be her second year in the chorus - oh well.

OutragedFromLeeds Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:51

DC3 is an elephant.

An elephant?!

It's a bloody Catholic school as well, you think they'd do a traditional nativity. There is a Mary and Joseph, Kings, shepherds etc. and an elephant. I thought he was joking when he told me, but no, an elephant!

GreenyEyes Tue 27-Nov-12 19:47:44

After being a star, then a mince pie in nursery, DS this year is a sheep.

We very much feel this is a step up.

cantspel Tue 27-Nov-12 19:48:28

My sons never got a decent part in the school Nativity Play but did one year get to be a king in the church crib mass. He tripped on the side of the altar and dropped his gift and all around the church you heard my little curly haired king utter the immortal words "Oh Shit".
I hide and made a vow to myself to watch my language when little ears were about.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Tue 27-Nov-12 19:48:38

It's always the confident and more able girl that gets the Mary role.
I would think all the mums ( apart from Mary ) will feel a bit miffed.

You won't even notice come YR2 wink

VerityClinch Tue 27-Nov-12 19:49:02

The year I was Second Recorder Player, Joseph threw up on Mary.

Never has the part of Mary been so overrated.

pingu2209 Tue 27-Nov-12 19:49:13

Oh my dd is 5 and is a farmer. She cried last night as I asked her to try on her dungerees and wailed that she wanted to be Mary and why can't I be Mary. I felt terrible. None of my 3 have ever been a speaking part.

Ds is a star. Better than the townsfolk the other two had been, but a tad gutting as I had high hopes for my last ever reception child getting a decent part. Sigh.

beingagoodmumishard Tue 27-Nov-12 19:50:41

I was Mary once in school nativity play (many years ago). I had to wear a teacher's scratchy nylon blue dress, hated the boy playing Joseph and sat scowling at each other throughout the play and had no lines. Playing Mary is definitely overrated grin

DS in the last 3 "nativity" plays has been a dancing star, a singing Christmas present (had to spend the whole play wearing a cardboard box) and a banker complete with bowler hat and briefcase hmm.

Now he is in KS2 they don't do Christmas plays

skateboarder Tue 27-Nov-12 19:51:05

Dd has been mary (twice!) My aunt came with me to watch and was telling anyone who would listen that her dgn was mary. I was a bit embarrassed, especially when she stopped the procession at the end to take photos. Dd has never forgiven her.

Ughfootballseason Tue 27-Nov-12 19:51:40

DD goes to a tiny nursery with not many girls. She MUST have a chance, surely? especially since she'll clam up and not speak on stage and be a bit boring which Mary really is

Cathycomehome Tue 27-Nov-12 19:53:15

My precious second born was nearly going to be the baby Jesus, until they got worried about Mary dropping him, damn you health and safety person! ;)

I'm gutted as if he comes to my school when he's a big boy, he'll never ever ever have a part in anything in case people think it's favouritism. ( sorry DS1, but them's the breaks grin )

I have to admit to doing a little skip inside when I heard that DD2 was Mary in her nativity (told today), having said that I'll be amazed if they even get her into the dress let alone walk onto the stage! My other DCs have never been anything of note in the nativity, the highlight being an elephant! Yes Outraged your school is not the only one! wink

My DD1 is an angel, I was sad until a friend told me her DS was Spiderman, shock that's not a nativity. Apparently Spiderman plays the role of Santa, shock that's still not a nativity.

dontmixthecolours Tue 27-Nov-12 19:55:41

Being Mary is a double edged sword though. DD1 did it last year and since then has had more than a touch of the bonnie langfords. Not good.

<accepts now that my parents were right to veto dancing lessons for me for the same reason>

MsElleTow Tue 27-Nov-12 19:57:18

DS1 was Joseph, because he and the little girl picked to be Mary were the ones who could be relied upon to be heard at the back! In other words, they had big mouths!grin.

He, also, had the main part in the Year 2 Christmas play which was a Red Squirrel, he was absolutely excellent. He made me cry, everyone said how well he had done, he hated the attention and until this day, he has never had a main part in a play again. Infact the last play he was in was in Year 4, he is in Year 13 now!

DS2 was a robin and a narrator about 4 times and had the main part in his Year 6 play.

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