Monday, June 20, 2011

It makes special musical numbers bearable (almost)

Ever look at all the kids standing up in front of the congregation when the primary children sing and play “Guess which two of them have hit their adolescent growth spurts already?”


Miranda said...

This made me laugh out loud, because it's exactly what I was thinking last Sunday.
I found your blog quite by accident, and somehow spent a good portion of my evening reading every single post you have here... It's been really interesting from my perspective--I'm a home-grown Happy Valley Mormon headed to BYU this fall. However, I love the points you make--traditions that have somehow become set in stone, poking fun at ward choirs, mocking speakers' lack of semantic understanding, etc.--and the irreverent and downright funny way in which you make them. You've given me quite a bit of food for thought, and so I thank you for brightening my day.

David B said...

Glad it makes you happy.

We’re a straitlaced people, all in all—as i see it, we have to have a few holes poked in our (cultural) selves, or we’re gonna explode.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

We have so few older kids that we can't really play that game. In fact, there are only 4 11-year-olds and a couple 10 year olds. Of the 11 year-olds the boy is short and likely always will be (short parents). One girl is average height and likely won't grow a whole lot more either (REALLY short parents). Another girl is taller than the others, but has not had a growth spurt. In fact she's barely grown in the last many months (tall dad and she seems to have inherited his genes - she's just always been taller than average).

And then there's Ani. She DID hit a growth spurt recently... and she's just shy of 50th percentile for her age now! She's shorter than the other girls her age still, though.