Monday, May 4, 2009

A parable. Maybe?


The nursery leader from church emailed this to me yesterday.
It's my husband doing a puppet show for the toddlers in the nursery. Sweet, right? It's kind of a cute way to teach scripture stories.
Except he didn't tell them a scripture story. In the nursery. At church.
Oh, no. He told them the story of the boy who cried wolf. A good moral story, one that's perfect for a church nursery. Good job, Kenny.
Then the kids started getting bored so he did a re-enactment of the light saber fight from The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader reveals that he's Luke's father.
And he finished it off with a little Donny Darko re-enactment. That's pretty much where he lost the last of the kids. They're not quite ready for that, I guess. Maybe he'd have had better luck with the Sunbeams on that one. You know, playing to an older crowd.
I love my husband.

20 comments:

LisAway said...

Can Aaron come to your nursery? Since he's never attended (they don't have it here) I'm pretty sure he would need me to stay in there with him. . .

Debbie said...

I used the Boy that Cried Wolf as an example so many times when my kids were young. Got to the point that they would groan and roll their eyes if I mentioned it!

Annette Lyon said...

I love how intense he looks--he's really into telling it.

Kristina P. said...

That's hilarious! I need to get me some puppets that I can whip out for special occasions.

DeNae said...

My favorite is the "Luke, I am your father" scene. You've got yourself an awesome partner, Miz MJ!

BTW, what the heck were you doing in my dream the other night?? And why didn't you bring fudge?

Eowyn said...

~snort~

That's awesome. I love big kids like that. I'm married to one after all.

Laura Moffitt said...

I can't stop laughing!! I just love it. We (my husband and I) teach the nursery in our ward. That is a great idea. Especially the Donnie Darko part.

Jami said...

I was SO hoping for some video on that one. You have married a truly great man.

nano*ink said...

Men are great in the nursery...some kids respond better to men. And some men can really be helpful. Kenny is adorable.

Becky said...

Well, heck, I wanna be in nursery if that's how they're doing it these days! Bring on the Star Wars.

Erin said...

Men who aren't afraid to have a puppet on the end of their hand are awesome. What a great husband you have.

Aubrey said...

Is Kenny available for Sunday School? Because he can come do his puppet gig in my ward any time!

And strangely enough, we have that exact same mouse puppet.

myimaginaryblog said...

My nephew would have been right with him on the Star Wars bit.

And my mom owns that same mouse puppet. (One just like it, I mean.) I love it.

Kimberly said...

My husband has a puppet collection. And has had since BEFORE we had kids.

Yours is almost as cool as mine. Almost.

Melinda said...

HEEEE-larious! I love it when a guy is goofy, and not all into himself and looking "cool"! Funny guys are the best guys!

charrette said...

Kenny is awesome. If your husband and my husband were in the nursery together, people would stop going to church. Because the nursery would be WAY more entertaining! Gotta love a good storyteller!

Lara said...

I'm fairly certain that it doesn't matter what is taught in nursery since they won't remember it the next day anyway. So bring on the Star Wars!

Jen said...

Too bad this isn't on film! He could have been the next Star Wars Kid! We're talking FAME here...

Then again, maybe it's better this way.

But I still wish I could have seen it.

Chaka said...

That looks like a fun nursery class. Sometimes when I need a break I will sneak into nursery and pretend to be watching a little one just so I can play with the bubbles and have snacks.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Very cute! You are so sweet to worry about LG but so far he is the one who is doing the best out of the sickies. I'm very glad! Meanwhile, my sister who works in a hospital has a course of tamiflu that a friend at work gave her b/c my sister was going on a cruise to Mexico. They are now diverting to San Diego so my sister sent me the Tamiflu. Isn't that sweet?