I actually typed this entry up on the 22, but I was always at work, so I didn't have access to the pictures, so you get it today! I have a couple of other posts from the past couple of weeks too, so keep checking.
Always my most favorite Sunday of the year, the primary program is a close second.
Before 'The Lay Off' I found the kidlets some really great Christmas outfits and I have been looking forward to them wearing them ever since. As you can see, Piper's dress is beautiful and Teague just looks sharp. When I told him how 'sharp' he was going to look he gave me the strangest look and ask, "What the crap does it mean when you look sharp?" Yes, he said crap, he is after all my son. I told him that it meant he would look Really Handsome.
We were a little bit late for Sacrament, but we did get to sit on a bench (or pew). When I looked over the program I noticed that the primary kids were going to sing "The Nativity Song." I had no idea, I was so excited. I love it when the primary kids sing in Sacrament.
When the kidlets went up, Teague stood front and center (does this surprise you?) and Piper stood right behind him. Piper was so focused, paying close attention to the chorister and singing perfectly. And, she looked beautiful, if I do say so myself! She has such determination to do everything no less than perfect. Teague.....oh my little Teague, did not sing one word of the song, not one! Instead he was pulling faces at the people in the congregation and waving the peace sign, not just once, but during the ENTIRE song.
I wonder if anyone even focused on the song? I was hard not to notice Teague. And I noticed a lot of laughter and I am pretty sure that laughter was directed at Teague. A big part of me was SO PROUD that he was totally being himself! Another, yet smaller, part of me was a little embarrassed, but then again, I shouldn't be, because this is not the first time something like this has happened, in fact here is a list of some of the things Teague has done in church;
*During the Easter program, he was standing in the front row (he may always be in the front row) making fart noises by putting his mouth on his arm and blowing. The whole congregation was laughing. The Bishop came up to me afterwards and said, "You just keep bringing him!" This is not the only time that the bishop has commented on Teague.
*Our little family was sitting on the last row of benches. Aaron was holding Teague on his lap singing softly in his ear (this is what we do when they are a little wound up) Suddenly, Teague yells at the top of his lungs, "Daddy has D..D...Di...Dia....DIAREAH!"
*Our little family was sitting on the first row of chairs, Teague was being so good drawing, he was drawing a picture of a snowman. He finished his snowman and he was so proud, he showed it to me and said, LOUDLY "Mom, look how big his penis is!" I still have this picture in my wallet. It is such a perfect little snowman.....with the hugest penis EVER!
*In his Sunbeam class they were talking about how Heavenly Father and Jesus have bodies just like we do. His teacher told me that she could just see his little brain working, thinking about this, then he looked at her and said, "So Heavenly Father has a penis just like do, because I have a penis, and if his body is just like mine, then he has one too." (or something to that effect)
*In Primary and Sacrament meeting, we sing. I love singing the hymns and so does Piper. I love relearning the primary songs and learning new ones and so does Piper, we both take it very seriously. Teague on the other hand does not take it so seriously. He thinks it is so funny to sing the wrong words to the songs....again, LOUDLY. Not only are they the wrong words, but they are inappropriate words, maybe not inappropriate in the privacy of our own home, or when he is playing, but for church, inappropriate! Fart, Poo, Poop, Poopy, Pooper, Pee, Diareah, Crap, Fartknocker, Butt, Bum, Freakin' etc.....Everyone knows when Teague is singing!
*I ask Teague's Sunbeam teacher how he was behaving in class. She said he is really good, but he likes to say those words (the above mentioned ones), One Sunday when I took Teague up to his class I was having a talk with him, I was telling him that we cannot use bad words in primary. Oh my gosh, the look he gave me was priceless, like I was accusing him of the worst thing ever! Then, in that funny little nasal voice, at the top of his lungs, he said, "AAAAWWWWWWWE!" The adults that were around all started laughing, one, the Elders Quorum President ask, "Did you just tell him not to use bad words?" Yes, yes I did. That is one of my favorite Teague memories.
These are just a few of the many examples of what Teague does or doesn't do during church. I sure do love that little boy! Just think of how boring church would be without him there!