Upward– Unedited

January 18, 2008 at 8:06 am 5 comments

We’re all devotional-itizing and loving Christ and thinking happy thoughts, yeah.  But, there are just those moments…

“Oh!  Girls we can’t play with the exercise balls.  Those are for a class that is going to start later.  If you bust those, oh!  I’d hate to have to go buy some more.”

“Aww!  Why?”

“Well, Mr. Richard, he’s a lot bigger than I am.”

I took the balls back to the other side of the room and one little girl followed me.  One full of a lot of spirit.

She said to me on th eway back:

“Does he have bigger balls than you?”

Whoa.  That was so totally innocent…I am about to BUST!

Moms, turning their heads, every so slightly away from me returning to keep from busting out, but the tell-tale redness appearing even on the back-sides of their ears.

“Yes.  Yes he does.”

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim V  |  January 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Oh my goodness!!!! I wish I could have seen your face and the face of the mother of this spirited child. It actually sounds like something my little one would say.

  • 2. Holly Smith  |  January 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Ha Ha Hee Hee…that’s a good ‘un.

  • 3. bellissimanh  |  January 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    ROFL! Aaaaaaack! 🙂


  • 4. touchofglory  |  January 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I love it! Kids say the darndest things!

  • 5. graceisenough  |  January 19, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Just too funny!

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