Playing Many Parts

Aren’t Kids Funny?! Tales from VBS

So DD and I (and a couple of days DS too) spent last week volunteering as “Crew Guides” for the Vacation Bible School program at our church. For the most part it was a lot of singing, listening to Bible stories and doing cute crafts. We also had a community focus this year, and we got to see our Mayor and even got to meet one of our town’s firefighters, which was a huge hit with the kids.

It was during our Question and Answer time with our local firefighter that I was reminded of how hilarious kids can be. The Question and Answer went something like this:

Church Boy: What do you do when you get to a house and you break down the door and go in and see all the people with their shirts nailed to the ceiling?

Firefighter: Ahhhh, what do you mean? I have never seen that.

Church Boy: Well, you know, in a fire the best air is up high, so the family would be there.

Firefighter: NO, the best air is down near the floor, in a fire, crawl on the floor and do not stand up.

Church Boy: (long pause) Snakes are lucky.

Folks, you can’t pay for that kind of humor!   I don’t know if this story translates well via blog, but let me tell you that the retelling of this story has caused hours of laughter for DD, DS and I.  If you haven’t volunteered with kids lately, it may just do you some good.

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  1. * angelawd says:

    OK, Dunce Girl doesn’t get it. Best air is up high? Snakes? Remember, I am out of practice with little kid humor!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 8 months ago
  2. He was completely serious. . .that is what made it so funny to us all. He honestly thought that people nailed themselves to the ceiling in a fire to get the best air, which he thought was up high.

    When the firefighter pointed out the best air was on the ground, this boy immediately realized that in the case of a fire, snakes would get the best air.

    I wondered when I wrote this how well it would translate. . .and if you had to be there to see the humor. . .

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 8 months ago

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