Yes, My Kid Did Say That.

“Did you hear what your son did in Awana Sunday night?”  My friend asked.

“Uh, no.”

I pulled out a chair from my kitchen table and slumped down waiting for the bomb.  Why my kid?  I knew in my stomach, the place that flip-flops with a mother’s sixth sense, that my son ‘said’ something, not ‘did’ something.

A virus runs through the FringeFamily that is immune to anti-viral medication.  It’s called diarrhea of the mouth.

I hope your children don’t catch it.

If you’re not familiar with the program, Awana is a children’s club.  Kids memorize Bible verses, play games, and enjoy competitions with other clubs.  Churches usually run the program and my kids have been attending for the better part of their childhood.  Two hours without children is the best part of Awana.  I hope my kids can attend until they are eighteen.

During assembly time, the leader asked the large group of children to tell him some Bible verses about love.   It was the eve of the largest love campaign in America – Valentine’s Day.

I know the leader expected the children to say, “God is love.”

“For God so loved the world…”

“Love your neighbor…”

My son, the preacher’s kid, stood up.  With Bible in hand, he read…

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:  for thy love is better than wine.”  Song of Solomon 1:2

Every adult doubled over in fits of laughter.

My son, my son.


P.S. I still don’t have my computer.


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21 thoughts on “Yes, My Kid Did Say That.

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  3. Too funny! My boys came to me the other day both wanting to wear necklaces. I actually found myself yelling, “Boys! Get out of my jewelry box!!” Something I never pictured saying with boys.

    Sorry about your computer. When my husband leaves for classes he takes our laptop and it does make me feel very disconnected.

    BTW–Happy Birthday!!! The cake looked very worthy of a binge! :-)

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  5. Haha, LOVE IT!! that is too funny. Could have been “Be fruitful and multiply”… that would have been funny (and awkward?!)

    Thanks for the laugh!

  6. Haha! At least he didn’t quote a Lady Gaga song! I love this: “A virus runs through the FringeFamily that is immune to anti-viral medication. It’s called diarrhea of the mouth.
    I hope your children don’t catch it.”

    I’ve been struggling with the verbal poo poo for many years now :)

  7. AWESOME. We did a whole series on the Song Of Solomon. SO GOOD. He’s learning how to be what a woman should be looking for (according to Pastor Joby):
    1. character (is he a Christian)
    2. good reputation
    3. approval from family and friends
    4. values the woman
    5. speaks kindly to the woman
    6. pursues the woman
    7. focuses on your EYES
    8. financially secure
    9. he improves you
    10. consistency
    11. makes you feel safe
    12. proud of you in public
    13. he sets the sexual standard
    14. he grows the relationship by dating
    15. he leads during conflict

  8. Toooooo many times having been there myself, I know exactly how you feel. All I can say is, what goes around comes around, and in time you will get the chance to be embarrassing to them.

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