One summer evening during a violent
thunderstorm a mother was tucking
her small boy into bed.
She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, dear," she said. "I have to sleep in Daddy's room."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."
A mother took her three-year-old daughter to church
for the first
The church lights were lowered, and then the choir came down the aisle, carrying lighted candles.
All was quiet until the little one started to sing in a loud voice, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you...
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in
Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of
They sent in bombers to blow up the bridge
and all the Israelites were saved.
"Now, Joey, is that REALLY what your teacher taught you?" his mother
Well, no, Mom, but if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!
A child came home from Sunday School and told his
mother that he had
learned a new song about a cross-eyed bear named Gladly.
It took his mother a while before she realized that the hymn was really
"Gladly The Cross I'd Bear,"
Catholic boy was playing with a 4-year-old Protestant
girl in a plastic wading pool in the back yard. They splashed a lot of
water on each other; their clothes were soaking wet, so they decide to
take off the wet clothes.
The little boy looked at the little girl and said, "Golly, I didn't know there was that much difference between Catholics and Protestants,"
It was that time during the Sunday morning
service for "the children's
sermon," and all the children were invited to come forward.
One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the pastor leaned over and said to her,
"That is a very pretty
dress. Is it your Easter dress?"
The little girl replied, directly into the pastor's clip-on microphone,
"Yes, and my Mom says it's a Bitch to iron."
Finding one of her students making faces at
others on the playground,
Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child.
Smiling sweetly, the Sunday School teacher said, "Bobby, when I was a child, I was told if that I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay like that."
Bobby looked up and replied, "Well, Ms Smith, you can't say you weren't warned."
A little boy was overheard
praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."
After the christening of his baby
brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied,
"That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I wanted to stay with you guys."
I had been
teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer for several
evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
Finally, she decided to go solo.
I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end of the prayer:
"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail. Amen."
particular four-year-old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets
A Sunday school
teacher asked her children, as they were on the way to church service,
And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had had enough.
You're not supposed to talk out loud in church." "Why? Who's going to
stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door?