Friday morning the kids woke up to quite the surprise. Overnight a mysterious suitcase appeared on the mantle. There was much curiosity about what (or who) might be in it...
Well, hello there!
Meet Mr. Henry C. Mouse. He came complete with his own suitcase house, a mailbox, and a proper letter of introduction.
He is a world traveler and has made many friends abroad. Already he has received an advent calendar from Germany!
In his letter he expressed great interest in learning about Jesus and said that he believed there might be a few little kids here who would gladly tell him what he needs to know.
Levi "wrote" a letter to inform Mr. Henry C. Mouse that he was officially welcome to stay and that he and his sisters would gladly help Mr. Mouse learn about Jesus during this Christmas season.
I don't think I've ever seen my kids grin so much or get so into a storyline. They rearrange his house, bring him into their laps to listen to Bible stories, and when the day is done put him into his little bed. Over the course of the next few weeks our mouse will receive a few letters and presents here and there from his friends around the world. I can already see this becoming a yearly tradition...maybe next year he'll bring his wife or send a friend in his place.
I am grateful that I happened upon these posts on Mini Mocha about her Christmas Mouse. It was exactly what we needed this season....especially for Levi who absolutely thrives on imaginative play.