Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Preschoolers, Burps and a Pastor

Okay...so I've linked to a few video blogs by my Pastor - he's a really awesome guy with a great sense of humor. Well, he's taking a few weeks off from preaching as we go through a series called One Prayer - we're getting messages by video from 4 different pastors around the country. Well, as I'm working with my 4 year olds on Sunday, Pastor Ritchie comes around to visit with us. We're in the middle of snack/story time and so it's a good point to take a break. He pokes his head in and asks how everyone's doing and one of my precious little boys, named Ethan, lets out this rip roaring burp like none I've ever heard before. Ethan smiles, giggles and then when he catches my eye says, "'Scuse me." I laugh, Pastor Ritchie starts laughing hysterically and says, "Well, it certainly sounds like you guys are having a blast in here." I say, "Well, it's always something new from one minute to the next!" Pastor Ritchie then asks how old these guys are and I told him they're all 4 and explain that we just promoted up a bunch of kids who're getting ready to go to kindergarten to Kids Town. Then I played this little game with the kids that I've been doing for a few weeks....I ask them if they'll still come back and see me when they get big and go off to Kids Town. They all start yelling "NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" at the top of their lungs and I pretend I am crying because they'll leave me and never come back. I always have one or two...usually the girls....who'll say, "Miss Laura, we'll come back and see you because we love it here." Well, melt my heart....

Pastor Ritchie leaves and I can hear him laughing as he makes his way down the hall...I think we made his morning!

It's always something with those buggers....I wouldn't trade 'em for anything though!

3 comments:

Jen @ The Cubicle's Backporch said...

Nothin' like a bunch of 4-year-olds to make you smile!! :)

Bogart in P Towne said...

Five bucks says that story makes it into one of his sermons real soon.

Julia said...

4 year olds are awesome!