A Thursday Thirteen Special Report: Chaos! In the Choir Room

(Kinda like Panic! at the Disco -- only less emo and more Elmo.)

I have the great honor and pleasure of directing the four-and-five year-old choir at my church. Most exhausting but greatest 45 minutes of my week. Love my little Choir Urchins as if they were my own -- those sticky hugs and high-fives they give me are golden and always cure what’s ailing me.

And it’s totally true what they say about “out of the mouths of babes.” What my Urchins say never fails to amuse me. So in the spirit of kids saying the darndest things, I give you 13 comments overheard at last night’s choir practice.

1. “Miss Jane, I have to go potty. NOW!”

2. “I’m tired. It was a long day at school.” *SIGH*
Yep, it’s tough out there in the preschool world.

3.“My sister’s birthday is in two days!”

4. “Miss Jane, do you like chicken noodle soup?”

5. “I’m Darth Vader!”

6. “Wanna see my tattoos?” (temporary ones of what appeared to be Transformers on his forearms. It was hard to tell because they were both missing their heads for some reason.)

7.“Can I do a cartwheel?”

8.“Miss Jane, how do you spell octupus?”

9.“I don’t like this song. I’m not gonna sing it.”

10. The Star Wars Darth Vader theme, hummed while we were playing rhythm sticks. That, natch, came from Lord Vader himself, (see #5) a towheaded bundle of boy energy.

11. “My dog eats his own poop.”

12. “Can we sing ‘Jingle Bells’?”

13. “I love you, Miss Jane.”

Me too, sweetie. Me too.

PS: This little quiz is a rewind for me. But it still seems appropriate somehow. Boo-yah!



Anonymous said...

How sweet! God bless you for taking on a whole choir of them, I can barely handle one.

bronsont said...

You're a better man than I am Gunga Din!

~Just Me~ said...

Aww, out of the mouths of babes.

Nice list!!

80s Queen said...

Ew, I can take 19 kids in a fight. My kids better watch out!

Miss Janey said...

Funny... Miss Janey can only imagine.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

More power to you... little ones scare me, lol!

Give me teens any day.

Patsy said...

I've been a teacher for 30+ years now retired and doing sub work. The other day I was with kindergartners. They said some of the darndest things --- I enjoyed your list. Kids are always good for a smile (and a hug).

Nicholas said...

Funny list!

Why, it's Clark! said...

If a mob of 30 of anklebiters attack me, 28 are going down and the other two are going to be sore for a few days. Bring it on, crumb snatchers!

Kat said...

It is stuff like this that makes me realize the world will be a better place tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

perpstu said...

You always make the choir urchins sound like so much fun! I love that age, the kids say the funniest things!


Miss Attitude said...

My dog eats his own poop! bwaaa ha ha!
Too funny you put that quiz on there, it's on my to-post list this weekend. One of my students showed it to me;)