We love the Hickory ward we attend. Ben was just called as Elder's Quorum 1st councilor, and I was just set apart as RS Secretary! Kind of cool to share these callings, but I feel in over my head as secretary since I still don't know many people! Guess this is a blessing in disguise, so I can get to know them and serve people better.
Anywho, today was our annual Primary Sacrament Meeting. We showed up just at the beginning, and since it's a popular week for visitors it was already packed. But you have to get a good seat on Primary Sunday, right? So we marched up to the front and sat by some strangers... new friends... just a few rows from the front. It was Ben's first Primary Sunday in years, and we had a great time (too good of a time) enjoying the ward children.
In fact, we made a list of our favorite things.
- The blonde kid who points his hands like guns with one eye closed at the audience
- The spiky-haired kid by Gabe jumping up and down waving (will someone just wave back?)
- Mis-reading the scripture to say..."Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have neverlasting life"
- The sulky 11-ys-olds that don't want to be here
- Gabe, 7, sticks his tongue out and points his finger to the audience during his song solo (KISS fan?)
- The kid by the lightswitch who keeps turning it on and off (happens when there are over 60 kids...)
- The overambitious chorister who tried separating the songs into parts
- In the middle of his solo verse of "Follow the Prophet" an older boy says into the mic, "Oh I just forgot."
- Trying not to sing aloud to your favorite Primary songs
- Little girl sits back in her chair, bored, and rests her script over her mouth
- "When Christ was in the Garden of Gotham..."
- Ben singing aloud with the Primary to their verse of the congregational hymn
- Little boy by the pulpit scrunches up his face and holds up balled fists to sing the song with rock-like passion
- By the end of the program half the kids aren't standing or singing along anymore.
"Can we teach our kids to do funny stuff on the stand?" -Susannah
"Like what, give high-fives?" - Ben
"Yeah, run through the aisle and give high-fives like contestants on a gameshow!"
"I don't think we'll have to teach them that."