Yesterday I mentioned that this week is when we are doing our Kids Krusade. So on our way to church Sweet Pea says “Mommy I forgot to bring my Bible.” I tell her that’s ok because I have mine in my purse. She of course thinks it’s my big one but I assure her it’s not and I show it to-it’s one of those thinline ones. So as we pull into church I hand her the Bible and then get her out of the car. She’s so excited and shows her Mimi that she brought her Bible with her. As we walk into the fellowship hall (that’s where it’s all taking place), they ask everyone to sit in their group so we can see who all brought their Bibles. Sweet Pea of course proudly raises her Bible in the air and the guy counting says “Her Bible doesn’t count because it’s her mom’s.”
*Sidenote*Now David and I know him and his wife and we’ve hung out in groups a few times, and David used to work with him a long time ago.
I look at him and say “Are you serious she’s 4 you can’t give her a break.” Again I repeat she’s 4. He says no it’s yours so it won’t count. Well can any of you guess what happened next…She started crying, I mean she was really upset. She curled in my lap crying because she wasn’t going to get any tickets. Well Mimi (who’s in charge) said that she overruled and gave her team points. She said “It’s not because she’s my granddaughter, it’s because I saw her walk into church with that Bible in her hand.” His wife then came over to try to calm her down and gave her some tickets.
Now let me just say that I’m sure there were plenty of kids who showed up last night with their parents Bible and I don’t see what the big deal is. I mean some kids don’t have their own Bible and I would think he would just be happy that they brought one. Oh and give me a break she’s 4 and I thought it was completely uncalled for him to call her out or any other child like that in front of anyone. Plus I know my daughter can be sensitive and she takes things to heart.
Well after awhile I think he realized what a mistake he made because he tried to go up to her and apologize. And Sweet Pea says she doesn’t want a hug and doesn’t want to talk to him. Now I’ll admit I’m glad she said that because I think he should feel bad for at least a little while. I’m not as upset about it as I was yesterday becaue I just don’t think he was thinking but hopefully he will next time. Anyway what do y’all think?