The girls were worried that we were not going to decorate for Christmas at all. So this week I have a little Nativity set by a local artist named Claudia Castro made of Gourds & noticed that there are 2 Nino Jesus in the set. As several have noted the little set is muy comica! It does make an interesting addition to a Mexican Christmas. And it is also interesting that the three wisemen & Joseph have very macho little moustaches!
John & I had the pleasure of seeing Santa Claus walking through one of the local shopping malls today. He was the standard issue Santa, red suit & we heard one kid telling him "ho, ho, ho..." But of course this Santa spoke Spanish. I was surprised to learn last week that many kids here still hold largely to the very Catholic belief of gifts being brought by Nino Jesus. I guess like other forms of commercialism from North American I thought this too had really taken over. And while I see Santa evident here on ornaments, in yards, etc. I don't see the long lines of kiddies qued up to sit on Santa's lap or have photos taken with him at the malls here. Our youngest daughter would have been saved alot of stress as a child had she never had to visit Santa of the shopping mall!