Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Primary Blunders

As primary teachers, we have had many emotions: happiness, love, stress, concern, adoration, and amazement. Laughter also abounds quite regularly. While we are usually able to suppress the giggles until after church, sometimes we are not able to "hold it in". Neither could one of the little girls in our class. This girl is particularly fond of sitting on our laps during class. She had been sitting on Trisha's lap and then came to sit on mine for the remainder of class. We were asking the kids if they needed to use the restroom before sharing time when this sweet little girl (who was still sitting on my lap) said that she didn't, she had used it before class. That answer would have sufficed, yet she added another detail. She said "I peed in my pants a little because I couldn't get to the bathroom in time." Great. My legs felt a little muggy, but I thought I was just imagining it until she removed all doubt.
Another funny moment in class came from a sweet little boy that we love so much. Trisha was showing a picture of an Angel speaking with Mary and asked "Who is Mary?" One kid answered that Mary was Jesus' mother and we were about to move on, but this boy still had his hand raised. Trisha asked him if he was going to say that Mary was Jesus' mother. He replied in a somewhat confused voice: "No...I was going to say that Mary was Jesus'.....husband." We could not hold in our chuckles at this unexpected comment. Luckily he didn't feel bad about our reaction to his answer. These kids are so cute and we are very glad to have the opportunity to be a part of their lives and development. Teaching on Sundays isn't all roses and rainbows, in fact, we are usually quite relieved when primary ends and we no longer need to keep all the kids reverent. However, moments like these keep us smiling and happy that we can spend time with these sweet, innocent children of our Heavenly Father.

1 comment:

  1. Haha! This reminds me of the time when I was teaching Sharing Time and asked the kids what Joseph, Jesus's father, did for a living. One child enthusiastically answered, "He was a carpet-layer". The other kids eagerly nodded their heads and I tried very hard, but not very successfully to keep from bursting out laughing!