November 14, 2011

A man and his business

It was the Primary Presentation for our ward at church yesterday. (children ages 3-11 put on a little program about what they're learning in Primary)

My three oldest children were up on the stand with the other kids.

It was easy to pick out Savannah from the group as she made it her goal to belt out the songs louder than anyone else.

Jacob too was unforgettable as he went up to the microphone to say his little line. His smile was so big I thought his face would split in half and he giggled so hard through his part that everyone in the congregation laughed.

But it was Joseph who really took the cake.

Near the end of the program, he walks off the stage and over to me to tell me he needed to go to the bathroom. I whispered back that the program was almost over so he should just hold it and go back up to his seat on the stand.

Visibly upset, he stomps back up to his seat, and as he passed the leader sitting on the end of his row, very loudly stated, "Mommy said No!!"

He then throws himself dramatically into his chair head first so his back is to the crowd. After a moment he turned to face me and gave me the biggest scowl I have ever seen. I was sure I was going to erupt into flames his glare was so intense. By now, those sitting near me and ducking their heads to hide their laughter.

Awesome.

Then during a song, and yes, from up there on the stand, Joseph yells out and calls down to me, "Moooomm! I'm going to wet my underwear!!"

Now all the leaders sitting near Joseph up on the stand were ducking their heads, bodies visibly shaking as they tried to contain their laughter.

Great. Just great.

I finally had to wave him down for fear of what he would yell out next, and told him to go do what he had to do. And he did.

When he came back, he runs up to his seat, big smile on his face, and joins in the song.

Fabulous.

When I recounted the story to Hubby, he laughed and said, "Well what do you expect? You should never get between a man and his business."



Thanks for the insight there honey.

14 super cool people speak:

Amanda Joy said...

That is so funny. Our program was on the 23rd of October and Asher announced to everyone that that day was his 4th birthday. We all giggled, and he got lots of birthday wishes:)

Sue said...

That is one of the funniest stories you've ever told as far as I'm concerned. And you've told some pretty dang funny ones.

=)

Garden of Egan said...

That is funny. It's those little episodes that make the Primary Program the best one of the year.

Neisha said...

I'm rolling on the floor with laughter here!!

gigi said...

Your program was much more exciting than ours :) Wish I could have been there.

Brittney said...

hehehehe so awesome

Amy said...

That is the BEST primary program story I have ever heard. Including the time a little kid in our ward said "dangit" instead of a proper closing to his testimony. But that was during testimony meeting, not a program.
Still...

Sarah said...

I laughed out loud! AWESOME Mom! The boys have theirs this upcoming week. I hope we don't have any issues like that:)
Is your honey still gone? Do you need me to come up with some massive amounts of chocolate? I just ordered 75 lbs. for food storage or Christmas goodies. Whichever I feel I've got strength to muster.
Heeyyyyyyyyyyyy I should bring it up there and you can teach me some tricks!

ldsjaneite said...

Very true. When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.

Mama Smith said...

All I can say is this...Luke...are you sure...you aren't part of Garvin's family? My goodness...I wish I could have witnessed all of this...but, in my mind...I could picture it all! Definitely...my laugh of the day! (and it is just getting started) (smile) ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!

Hyrum said...

Just be grateful this wasn't Stake Conference and Joseph didn't decide to come back streaking naked for all eyes to see. I'm not admitting anything here! Just sayin'

Rebekah said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!! That's awesome!

tomiannie said...

This is even funnier than the fist-fighting post! Seriously, though -- that's the kind of action people come to the Primary program for. Best Sacrament meeting of the year!

Bethany said...

Oh my gosh, I would be laughing so hard...that's funny!

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