Thursday, May 14, 2009
Primary--You Gotta Love It!
It was my turn to teach on Sunday. I was teaching the 4-year-olds that their hands are a blessing. To start the lesson, I put my hands behind my back and said, "What am I hiding behind me back?" The correct answer, of course, was "my hands", which, ironically, was what my co-teacher teasingly guessed--not knowing she was correct. From the kids, I got answers like, "monsters" and "treats". I continued to give clues and ask "What am I hiding?" When one of the boys raised his hand and said, "I know! Your Butt!"
Shocked, I laughed and said, "Well, you are right, my butt is back there, but that isn't what I am looking for--keep guessing." Side note: What an odd lesson it would have been if that had been the correct answer--Oh my!
Inside, what I really wanted to say was this, "Well, you are right, my butt is back there, but hiding? NO! There is no hiding that monster! Thanks for pointing that out!!" And then, I would break down and start sobbing in front of the terrified group of children. Now that would have been a lesson they would never forget! I probably would have been released too...what do you think? Oh...so tempting! :D
Just a little "bum humor"!