So I go to my four year old's nursery school to see his Christmas pageant this afternoon, and it was cute. They were dressed up like a nativity scene: Mary, Joseph, shepherds, kings, etc. They sang "Away in a Manger." My son did all of the hand motions that they's made up to go with the carol, but he didn't sing. Never opened his mouth, but was smiling and happy. Later, I asked him why he didn't sing, and he said, "Mom. Please. Shepherds don't sing. They might wake up the sheep."
He then informed me that he did *not* want to be a shepherd when he grew up. When I asked why, he said, "Because I'm going to be Spiderman. And Spiderman doesn't have time to follow sheep around all day."
Again, how could I have missed this? The wisdom of the very young...