Friday, December 5, 2008

A Story and a Quote

Today, I am off to Pennsylvania to the Sights and Sounds Theatre to see the Sounds of Christmas. Its a girlfriend's field trip and I'm so looking forward to it. The theater is in the middle of Amish country and I love visiting (read that shopping and eating!) up there.

I wanted to share a story that has kept me laughing for two days...it may not be as funny unless you were there but I just had to tell it. I teach 2 and 3 year olds on Wednesday night at church..and they are always good for great stories. So this week, I had about 16 in class and we came in excited...talking about our Thanksgivings and a little bit of everything else. After a bit, I tried to shift gears and started talking about Christmas coming....celebrating Jesus' birthday and we were going to start singing carols and other Christmas songs - like Happy Birthday, Jesus. I told the kids I had some instruments I wanted to bring in and we could make music with our carols. They loved that idea. (The mood was going well....)

So..Daniel (who is too cute even for words!!) tells me, "I have instruments at home. I have 'cordion, guitar and a drum!"

"Wow, Daniel," I said. "Maybe next week, you could bring an instrument and you could do the singing for us."

He beamed!! "OK....and I know (ahem) 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin Laid an Egg!" He was singing with gusto, I tell you...and so much for my moment. The class (including the teacher) was laughing hysterically!! He is a mess...and, did I mention he is the pastor's grandson!! I love it!!

One more quick thing to share....my son and I love quotes. My son, in fact, "collects" really good ones that we run across - writing them down in a notebook. (What he plans to do with them, I've no idea). My great quote for the week..........

If at first you don't succeed... skydiving is not for you!!

4 comments:

  1. nice quote! that's definitely a keeper! there is something on my blog for you today :)

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  2. What a cute litte story! It made me smile! Love your quote, too!

    Hey...hop over to my blog...I've given you an award...woo hoo!

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  3. "Out of the mouth of babes!" :~P

    I think collecting quotes in a little journal is a terrific idea!

    And your quote ~ my sentiments exactly! (Why would anyone purposely jump out of a perfectly good plane?)

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  4. What a cute story! I enjoyed it!

    LOVE the quote!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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