Sunbeam Tales

by - 11:55:00 AM

So, just after Christmas I got called to teach the Sunbeam class in our ward. Luckily I have a partner, who I love, because those kids keep me on my toes. They are so sweet and innocent. 

The funniest thing happened this last Sunday. 

Have you ever seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? (i never-in-a-million years would have thought i'd need to ask someone that, i was sure it was a given that it had been seen by everyone on the planet. then i  told this story to my husband, and he has never seen it. my own husband...) You know that scene when the aunt is asked to say grace? That happened. I'm not even kidding. 

Here's what happened:

There was a little boy (who was visiting some friends in the ward) who volunteered to say the opening prayer. As expected, he stood in front of the class, folded his little arms, began his prayer (in the proper fashion) and continued: "...thank thee for this Sunday, love my family, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all." And then he promptly sat down. 

I made eye contact with the other teacher, both of us attempting to hold back laughter. She recovered much more efficiently than I did and she said, "Everyone say 'amen.'" And we did. 

It was like one of my dreams coming true! That was always my favorite part of that movie. And I got a real life version of it! But really, I tried to tell D. about it for so long before I could finish a sentence without laughing. 

Man, I love kids. 

PS, hats off to the parents that not only taught their child to pray before entering Sunbeams, but also to say the Pledge of Allegiance before entering grade school. He knows them both so well, he combined them. 

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