Monday, July 28, 2008

Something to laugh about

Last week we were late to church and had to walk past everyone to the front row so we could find enough chairs to sit together. We remained standing as the congregation finished the opening hymn and then I sat down on a chair that just had too much texture.

It took a split second for me to realize that the entire seam below the zipper on my dress had come undone and I was very exposed to those seated behind me. I was wearing the equivalent of a hospital gown in front of 600 people.

So this Smart Mama stayed seated until everyone closed their eyes for the next prayer, grabbed my ten year old firmly by the hand, and silently dragged him out of the sanctuary. “Look at my back. Is my dress opened,” I demanded. “Well, ha, yeah…” he nervously giggled. I told him to return to his seat and tell his father I’d be back before the service was over and was going home to change clothes.

I shared my fate with a girlfriend in the hall who offered to staple the seam, but I declined and said I prefer just to run for the car. I should have taken the staples. I forgot the entire face of the church is glass. The choir is on stage facing the glass front right after corporate prayer.

Lord, I hope the preacher had a lot to pray about…and was keeping his eyes closed.

4 comments:

Beth said...

That was too funny!

I am so glad to see you blogging! I love how you are helping mommas be smart. I have listened to your CD I think 3 times now. :-)

I am glad you did the flickr thing! I will have to do that.

Beth said...

One more thing. :-)

Are you going to make your "1 smart mama" picture available to let other mommas put it on their blogs. It would be cool if you had your link connected to the picture. Then, when someone clicks on it on another persons site it would bring them here to you! Just a thought! I would love to add it to my site to refer people here.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Leigh...so glad I found you! I just started blogging as well.
That story is TOO funny. Yes, that is something that would definitely happen to me.
Laughing all the way down the aisle,
Jen

Jennifer Nevarr said...

Ha!
Here is funny for you.
My very nice husband bought us a new suburban a few years back. My then 5 year old was very excited about it and wanted to tell everyone. My brother reported to me that Lukas was going around the church that Sunday telling everyone how much his mother "loves her 'Burban."
ummm.....