December 6, 2004

Sunday's child is full of...something

Yesterday at church....Sam, Sam, OH Sam, my beloved eldest child, practically my clone, myself in small male clothing....let's just say, he had a day.

Yesterday was the performance of our church's annual MUSICAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. Sam was a Wiseman.

They did a number from the pageant at church to whet everyone's appetite. Sam googled and flailed around all during the song, nothing unusual there, but then AFTER the song, the liturgist made the GRAVE ERROR of asking the kids what we should pray about this Christmas season.

Angelic Child One: Pray for Santa to come! *laughter from crowd*
Angelic Child Two: Pray for my family! *"awwww," from crowd*
MY kid: Pray no one comes and shoots my cat's OTHER eye out. WITH A GUN. *horrified silence*

THEN at the Pageant, in the very middle of MARY and JOSEPHS touching DUET, my son discovered a BOOGER was lurking deep, deep, DEEP in the recesses of his nose. He went after it with a will, mounting an excavation team of fingers that left sinus territory and ENTERED HIS BRAIN. They emerged victorious just as Mary was warbling, "Why me? I am just an ordinary girl!"

As Joseph sang, "Why here? In this ordinary town," my son was looking long and meditatively at his newly retrieved booger. He brought it toward his face and there was a tense moment where I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN HE WAS GOING TO EAT IT, but he was just bringing it closer to his eye so he could read the hidden text inscribed deep within its fascinating folds. Eventually he smeared it down his pants leg, looked up, realized he was IN A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, sang three lines, and did two dance steps, and fell off the bleachers.

And so on.

Posted by joshilyn at December 6, 2004 8:34 AM

Please tell me this was captured on film! For the edification and entertainment of his future wedding guests! I have an entire file of the boys' embarassing moments which I intend to turn into a slide show for their rehearsal dinners. What good is having kids if you can't humiliate them once in awhile? After all, it's only payback for the years of nose-picking moments they're putting us through now! :)

Posted by: Amy at December 6, 2004 9:23 AM

Did you video? His future wife would kill for such footage.

Posted by: Heather at December 6, 2004 10:45 AM

Very good I needed a laugh this morning. If you did video it, is there any chance that you would share it with your adoring fans?

Posted by: Joe at December 6, 2004 11:51 AM

Oooohhhhh Joss. Thank you so much for sharing. Any time I think that my children take the proverbial cake when it comes to embarrassing me at church, I shall fondly recall this story. Thank you. ;)

Posted by: Mir at December 6, 2004 11:59 AM

You know, this just goes to show that there's never a wrong time for booger jokes. Still laughing.

Posted by: Lani at December 6, 2004 6:02 PM

lol :) Definitely a good happy enjoyable innocent evening.

Posted by: Klint at December 7, 2004 8:49 PM

Just spilled coffee from the wrong orifice after reading this, er, special moment. Thanks for the laugh.


PS: Congrats on LEADING the pack with your book this Spring!

Posted by: ellie at December 8, 2004 11:50 AM