My kids are hilarious. I wish I would do a better job of stopping what I'm doing when I hear hysterical utterances from their little mouths and go write those things down. And, admittedly, there is a "guess you had to be there" factor.
Lately they've taken to forming their own band, the three of them. They use all kinds of interesting items for instruments, and they write their own songs. Perhaps some of you will remember a VERY TALENTED song-writing duo from the early nineties who penned such household favorites as "God Made the Grass" and "God Gave Them Over (to a Reprobate Mind)". (It suddenly strikes me, Julia, we should have copyrighted that material!) Well, those two have nothing over on my kids. Lauren wrote a very lengthy sonnet on how God made all the seasons, and painstakingly described each seasons' characteristics, while her Daddy and I hid our faces behind pillows. Guess you had to be there.
Well, the kiddos named their band "The Worship Leaders." Complete with a theme song entitled "We are the Worship Leaders." Derek and I suggested perhaps a more God-focused title would be appropriate.....but what do we know?
So we're riding along in the van (seems like a lot of our funniest stuff happens there, for some reason.). Derek gets out to run an errand. I'm half-listening to the activity from the backseats. Then I hear an angry, "I'M QUITTING THIS BAND!!!!" Sophie and Cameron were unimpressed with some lyrics referring to something like "you're MY God" as though it were exclusionary towards them. Sophie said, "Sissy, I don't want God to think that I'm not in it too. I don't want God to think that He's not my God. We should say "our" God so He'll know!"
Lauren says, "Oh, God would never think that, Sophie." ( By this time, I'm rolling in the front seat).
Sophie very emphatically replies, "Sissy....how do you know?? You don't know what God thinks. Now that does it....I'm QUITTING THIS BAND!"
As an update: I think the Worship Leaders have made a few attempts at reconciliation, but the future of the band is still uncertain.