Crazy Busy

Live! Bullets Over a Busy Day!!

  • I needed to start my sermon today, and it's over half-finished. Go me!
  • I had to squeeze in a trip to the doctor for Light Princess (ear pain, not an infection, we got drops in case it bothers her again in the night). The doctor's description of non-draining Eustachian tubes helped her to finally understand the problem I have with my right ear. So, that only took six years.
  • I can't wait to see Star Trek, except that I have to wait until Sunday.
  • On the other hand, it's a good Mother's Day present to myself.
  • Started writing a skit for the young people at 1FP to do on Youth Sunday and considered that of the kids who are active in our Sunday School, more than half do not live with both original parents (some divorces, one adoption, back and forth custody, and one family with two moms). The skit was going to have a Mom and Dad as characters. I told LP maybe I ought to make it one parent, and she said, "Mom, you are worrying about this too much. No one will be upset if there's a mom and a dad." But is this right? The theme of the skit is parents trying to get kids to participate in a family yard cleanup, as a metaphor for our care for the Earth. I like the idea of a family because of the ease and intimacy with which families tend to talk together.
  • I may be worrying about this too much.
  • What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Live! Bullets Over a Busy Day!!”

  1. LP has a good point… But I’d probably go with a “non-traditional” family. (Although I do tend to worry and over-analyze so I’m probably not the best one to weigh in!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Can it be neighbors so the family structure is less clear? (ie. a mom in one family and either a mom or dad in a another family?)

  3. I like the two mommies ๐Ÿ˜‰
    However, LP is probably right. You could always ask the youth that will be doing the skit how they would like the family represented.

  4. karla, it’s funny, even though we have a two mommy family in the church, I wonder how it would go over to portray that in a skit that is the sermon? It might be an interesting test case. But in reviewing the kids I have available, I’m going with the Mom only scenario and using the other readers as the kids, including (a) neighbor child/ren.

  5. What about a mom and a grandpa? That would allow equal gender representation and provide two adult “authority figures” without falling into the “ideal nuclear family” trap. You’d also get the bonus of broader generational inclusion!

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