Monday, March 09, 2009

Mortifying!

Last night we attended the college group class as we typically do on Sunday evenings. I have to admit, I was a little reluctant to attend as I knew some of the girls I've gotten close to were not be going to be there. On the other hand, because I had spoke to a bunch of the ladies in attendance just a week prior, I figured I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by to touch base with them while my story was fresh in their minds.

If you are intuitive, you might be reading into this - "Of course she doesn't want to miss this CCF meeting, by going she might get more compliments and accolades and she wouldn't want to miss that!" Well, I'm human, and it did cross my mind. But, God has such a wonderful way of keeping us humble.....

Just as Corey (the college pastor - also the same person who was our college pastor) stood up to begin his talk, everyone in the room could hear a loud rumbling coming from underneath the legs of our son....... Yes, horror of horrors - that was Brayden clearly "cutting one" - and quite loud. We were seated towards the front - sitting on the floor (why couldn't it have been in a deep seated couch, with lots of sound-insulating cushions?!), so, while the entire congregation of CCF would not have been able to hear, I'm positive Corey and the front row of girls surely did. I gave the "I can't believe that just happened look to John", just as Brayden did it AGAIN!!! No, my boy was not out to get us, he was just gassy. John admonished him (a bit too loud, but surely that was not what would cause distraction) to close his legs, and by the third "peal of thunder", Mommy Dearest gave him a little backhanded smack on the leg, which went to prove that 1.) I have no control over my son and 2.) I enjoy hitting him in public! Actually, the swat did not hurt and was aimed more at the goofy grin on his face that any punishment over what came out of his rear end. Fortunately, Mikayla was laying down on my lap and was able to keep her laughter in (good girl!) because if he had gotten her to start down that path, it would have been BAD, BAD, BAD! As it was, I think even Corey took a longer pause than normal in between sentences.

After a while, things seemed all clear, and I was able to focus a bit more on Corey's talk. I was thankful at least that Brayden had done his unfortunate sound effects at the beginning so hopefully everyone would forget. But, about a half hour later, Brayden lost control again and this time, John and I jointly opted to demonstrate the "if we don't acknowledge it, it didn't happen" mentality. But, I could tell others acknowledged it, in fact, I thought one of the sound guys was going to lose it.....

Ah kids.....What can I say? They love to keep us human. But, I think the timing of John and I's get-away on our own overnight to Portland this weekend is divine. If nothing else, it gives a good excuse to avoid CCF this week.....because last night was just plain mortifying!

4 comments:

Stephietoo said...

HA! I have read and reread this post over and over again, just for the laugh. I love your son! Hope you guys are having a great week, and I hope you have a great weekend! Love, Stephietoo

Growin' with it! said...

so i take it, it wasn't silent but deadly! at least those you can blame on other innocent victims!!

have a fabulous weekend!

Kelly said...

oh, that's funny...sorry!
at least it wasn't your husband trying to blame it on your son...that would have been worse!

Beverly said...

Being the mother of 3 gassy boys...I rolled on the floor laughing at this.

Hats off to you for not laughing!!