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Tuesday, April 28

TAT: First Impressions, Pastor BG

Go visit The Secret Life of Tova Darling to find (or share!) more awkwardness because it's... that's right... Totally Awkward Tuesday!

I'm having a bit of trouble revving up my brain this morning, let's hope it's just allergies, but since I can't think, I'm going to share something from Monsoon's blog. He does have a gift for turning my face from pasty to candy apple in seconds, be it with make-up or a handful of words.

So I'm sort of new to this particular church, but I really like it. I like the pastor, who is also new there. He's got 3 kids and his youngest is a boy about Monsoon's age, both of them having similar excitable personality traits - you know those kids, the ones old people call "wild" and feel the need to grumble in the grocery line about their parents. Personally, I love those kids who find joy in everything and get so happy they can't stand to be still, but I'm partial. I digress.

We stayed after church for a lunch/meeting and happened to find ourselves sitting at the same small round table as Pastor BG and his son, who Monsoon just loves (he gets so excited about seeing other kids, you'd think we kept him locked in a closet). After the initial excitement of "Yay! It's my friend! Yay!" and the kids calmed down enough to notice other people sitting at the table, Monsoon's eyes found Pastor.

"Why do you don't have any hair?"

Maybe this wouldn't have been quite so awkward in any other setting? I usually handle questions with ease, even when he asks about why that person's chair has wheels or why is she walking like that or why does that kid talks different.... I feel strongly about not making a big deal out of those questions, and answering him honestly and never making him uncomfortable with other people just because they are different from him. But the bald question to our pastor.... it got me. I was stumped. I froze.

Luckily, Pastor Bald Guy seemed almost unphased, and I think he was trying not to laugh. He answered something about shaving it (really?) but I still had trouble finding things to say the rest of the afternoon. I actually forgot to even introduce myself. What an idiot.

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24 comments:

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Ha ha! Too funny! :)

Amy said...

How funny you never know what children will say. I will have to check out the party later. I am off for some pain and pampering.

Call Me Cate said...

Could've been worse, I'm sure. But no less mind-stumbling!

Mammatalk said...

Oh, my! Kids!!

Grand Pooba said...

He actually said he shaved it? Come on...fess up dude!

I love how kids can be so innocent but embarrasing at the same time!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh! I can't even begin to count the number of times my kids have mortified me, lol!!!! That's why it's so much fun to get back at them when they're teens!

Kathy B! said...

It's funny isn't it?! I totally agree with your approach to answering the questions honestly. But sometimes I can roll with it... and other times... I've got nothin'

Sass said...

No one can tell it quite like a kid, huh? ;)

Great story!

Jennifer said...

Embarrassing, but not nearly as bad as Baby Girl saying that the old people in the grocery store looked so old that they were dying.... I blogged about it yesterday.

The Cookie Girl said...

hehehe...that would be my daughter asking something like that too

Grammy said...

That is great that you explain to him. As I had a friend with no arms and she said she understood. That kids do not mean harm it makes her mad if the parents would do bad things to the kids to keep them quiet.

Yaya said...

Hahaha! That made me LOL!

Melissa B. said...

Kids say the darnedest things, and they always bear repeating! I'm glad you were able to break thru my Comments Iron Curtain. Not sure what's up with my blogginess, but it's all good!

Donnetta said...

HA!!!! Way to go, pastor, for handling it so well!

joanofalltrades said...

Pastor Bald Guy....LOL! I'm told that I used to say things loudly to embarass my family all the time. Funny......I don't remember any of these occasions.

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Oh I can remember all of the occasions Joan embarrassed our family! Hmmm...maybe I will post about it. And why is it I seem to be commenting on every blog after her? Okay, this is supposed to be about you, RAS, too funny, as usual. In the grand scheme of things (and thinking of the host of other ways he could have asked) this was not bad at all.

Wifey said...

Tee hee hee. He shaves it, right. At least he has a sense of humor!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Kids have absolutely no filter. It is one of the best (and worst) things about taking kids out in public.

Thankfully, your pastor seemed to handle the situation remarkably well. Whew!

-Francesca

H F W said...

Seems like the pastor had some experience with this, having his own spirited little one and all.
I had a little boy in an elevator ask me when my baby was going to be born and I thought his mom was going to explode the color red her face turned. Lucily, I was, indeed, pregnant with the toddler at that point. And even though the mom wasn't too sure it was a pregnancy and not just overinduglence in donuts, her little one was positive. hahaha. I love kids.

Michelle said...

I'm with you on answering questions like that openly and without shame. I love that he asked the pastor... and c'mon, there's no way he hasn't been asked that question before. No biggie! :)

Jen said...

That is TOO funny! I love how kids are SO honest! It's a great quality that sadly goes away as they age!!!

I have something SUPER waiting for you over on my blog!!

Julia said...

I guess it's better than your kid saying "I like big butts and I can not lie..."

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Too funny! Gotta love the "wild" boys...I speak from experience...I've got 2!

I've got a 'green' award for you over at my place. The code is at the very bottom of the post...

Megan said...

heehee Oops.