In the Catholic Church, attending Stations of the Cross is a wonderful thing to watch during Lent. It’s a touching and moving time to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross. The children of the church get to perform it once a year and last week was a performance like no other! Any of you that have boys know that for some reason, it is genetically coded in them to use any and all objects as a gun. It is also at the worst possible moment in public when they decide to pretend to use a weapon or act out whatever is being thought about in their minds. God love em’!!
Our kids church group is small so every year my boys have a part in Stations of the Cross. This year my two oldest were the readers, Brody was Jesus, Amos was Simon, and Liam was a guard. Now let’s be clear, Liam is 5 years old. He has the best imagination out of all my boys and is always acting out his thoughts. He knows he is the baby boy and tries to be as funny as possible for his older brothers. Well, the soldier role was probably not the best idea for this kid….especially when we gave him a sword!
On the fifth station he noticed me in the back of the church recording and taking photos as a proud mother. So, to add some extra drama to his part he decides to shoot me with his sword. I’m pretty sure that isn’t in the Passion Play!!
Obviously that did not satisfy him enough!! When Jesus dropped the cross for the second time he taps Amos on the shoulder and says “I dare you not to laugh” then sticks the sword in Amos’ face. Quickly he leans over again and says “Laugh and I’ll chop your head off”…….I’m speechless at this point. hahahahaha I’m quickly scanning the back of the church to see who is going to be judging me as a mother, who’s going to be laughing, and who’s HOPEFULLY not paying attention!!!! Then I start to wonder if I should laugh (I mean it was a hilarious!!), cry, take him out of the play…….Jesus send me a sign and HELP me!!!! hahahahaha
After that station Liam’s back was turned to me for the rest. Who knows what else happened that I didn’t realize. I’m just glad Liam is done with performances for a while. VBS is this summer, let’s hope his acting career has calmed down a little!! HAHAHA! Boys are unpredictable. ALWAYS expect the unexpected!!!!!