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Saturday, March 31, 2007

No Beer in Sunday School

A coworker assured me that I would, in fact, be begging to be fired if I posted what I originally wrote regarding this picture. She’s worked at my school longer than I have, so I’ll trust her judgment and let this picture speak for itself:

Yes, if you’re wondering if you read that correctly, it does say “wine” on that wooden toy. I love teaching preschool.

I think I may be fairly safe with this story, which took place in my Sunday school kindergarten class:

I had just distributed several small cups which we would be using for an art project. One child got a wild hair and began chanting “Beer for sale!” Of course, the others picked up on it within seconds and only seconds after that I called out, “WE DON’T HAVE BEER IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!”

Whether they couldn’t hear me over their own gleeful chorus or whether the temptation to continue something so deliciously forbidden was just too great I really couldn’t say. So I called out again, “WE DON’T HAVE BEER IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!” this time adding, “You can talk about wine if you need to!” They immediately changed their product line from beer to wine, but then ended their business venture abruptly after only another chant or two. Apparently school sanctioned alcohol isn't as much fun.



13 comments:

Miss French Jessica said...

Beer...or wine for that matter, would be a wonderful addition to Sunday school! ;) Love your writing style. I'll check back often.

Heather said...

OMGosh! That is a riot! I was a Sunday School sub for awhile and one session the kids (4 year olds) were discussing the beer drinking dads!! I agree with the above comment a little booze in Sunday school might be a welcome addition!

toners said...

Great story :) My son tried with all his might to get me to buy "soda" shaped candles for his birthday cake - fortunately I was able to talk him into the brightly-colored "5"....since the "soda" was really beer!

toners said...

I forgot to add, Jill...I saw your comment on my blog about your daughter's adenoids. My son just had his removed last month and it has given him so much relief :) Thought you might like to know!

Leah said...

A friend of mine had to talk her son out of the Corona pinata for his birthday last year. I know we all would have thought that was really funny, but she didn't want to have to explain that to him when he got older.

Yellow Fence said...

What a riot! Kids really do say the funniest things!

Shannon

melissa said...

that is too funny! ;)

Lara said...

Hilarious!

I think you may be onto something there with the "school sanctioned"...perhaps next time my kids are doing something I really don't want them to do, I'll tell them it's fine and see how long they continue....:)

Jill said...

Yeah...there's always a delicate balance between whether a behavior will play itself out faster if you ignore it or if you squash it flat immediately.

I'm pretty sure yelling "Beer for Sale!" during a Sunday school lesson calls for being squashed flat though. :-)

Julie said...

oh my! reminds of when my son pretended his apple juice was beer at his Christian pre-school. we got a call from the director!

love how you handled the whole thing!

Noelia said...

Too funny!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

See now, if there were selling beer at church in general, I'm sure attendance would rise. Maybe your students are onto some great marketing idea! (Love your blog - I'll be reading!)

NancyJones said...

ROFLMBO My neice sang all my ex's live in texas for the entire sunday school class when asked what songs theyw ant to sing she was gonna teach it to them.. this was some years ago but i LOVE LOVE to hound her about it now heheheeh THIS IS TOOO CUTE

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