Sunday, October 17, 2010

My not so proud moment

Sooo, my ward did it's primary program today. I am the primary chorister. It's also fall break. Our normally small primary (mabey 25 kids come every week, if we're lucky) had about 15 kids there. The kids got up to sing and . . . . . . . even though I was in the second row of the chapel I could NOT hear them. I put my hand to my ear to indicate the kids need to sing louder. I still could barely hear them. Enter my proud moment. I look over at Cookie. You know the oldest of my darling children. He is pulling faces and obviously NOT singing. This is in front of the entire ward. ugh. Top this off with the fact that Sushi had to take Tank out to the foyer because he was being such a monster. I look at cookie and give him "the look". You know, the one that should strike fear into your childrens hearts. He looks at me. . . . . and grins. . . . then continues to pull faces. My blood pressure went up about 20 points. We get through the program and Sushi comes back in and says to cookie "good job buddy" and gives him knuckles. Granted, sushi was not there, he didn't see the faces. I look at him and say "actually, he was quite terrible. I think he may have lost privileges for the day". That time the look worked. Poor sushi says "oh, I'm sorry, I thought I could hear him singing." "Nope, I reply, he was awful". So, the rest of church happens and cookie and cakes rode home with Sushi from church. Sushi gets out of his car when we get home trying his hardest not to laugh. I ask him what happened. He says "I asked cookie about the program. He said he didn't like some of the songs and didn't want to sing them and he couldn't help himself." Heh, I waited to calm down, talked to cookie about it and he has indeed lost video game privileges for the day. He appears to have learned a lesson. Lets see if he can "help himself" next time.

4 comments:

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Good for you!! BTW You said "Cookie's" real name in there right in the middle, when Sushi came back in.

Superwoman said...

Thank you Leslie! I totally missed that. It seriously took all my effort not to freak out on him. :)

Katie said...

Oh man! I totally feel for you! First of all, primary chorister is right up at the top of my "callings I refuse to do" list (along with Gospel Doctrine Teacher). Be glad you're not in my ward though ... we have 217 active kids in our primary. Our program is next week and it'll be a zoo!

Superwoman said...

Katie- 217 kids!!!!! That is a zoo. Eesh, do they have to put name tags on the kids??? How do they remember who each child is?? Oh, and I've been the chorister basically since we moved in (4 years ago) with almost no end in sight. There are about 4-5 of us in the whole ward who do music at all. It makes it hard to ever go anywhere. But, I really do love it, I just sometimes think it would be nice to have a change of scenery now that I'm firmly in the "primary corner". I hardly know anyone anymore unless they have kids in primary or they are in primary.