Caleb: "Mom! Where'd the Wisemen go? I thought we had them??"
Mom: "They are across the room...by the clock on the bookshelf."
Caleb: "Um, why aren't they by the manger?"
Mom: "The Bible tell us in Matthew that they came a few years after he was born...and visited them at their home, when Jesus was a little kid. They saw the star when he was born...but they were from the East and it took a few years to travel to Bethlehem. MomE's sort of a stickler for such things...so, I put them across the room!
Mom: Right, yes, I do know that! But we are using them to remind everyone what the Bible does say...so, I want it to be as close as possible. So...yes...we pretend it takes 3 years to get from the bookshelf to the piano...IF they were REAL, of course!