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  1. Phil says:

    my 3 boys will NEVER know the scourge of a “clip-on tie”… or.. Lines 1 & 4 of “Amazing Grace”…sung by a choir in hideous blue robes…accompanied by an Organ & MAYBE a piano…

  2. Amanda says:

    Going to my neice’s high school graduation in a few weeks back home where the traditional church is the only known church around. Everyone’s supposed to wear “church clothes” because it’s a graduation and they want the attendees to look nice. Problem is that when I show up in my “church clothes” (jeans, summit kids t-shirt and flip-flops) they’re going to refuse to let me in!

    When I tell my kids “church clothes”, they put on their good jeans and good flip-flops. When my sister tells her kids “church clothes”, they put on dresses, heeled shoes with pantyhose (didn’t know they still made those, did you?) and a matching long dress coat…my kid’s the one in the hoodie. 🙂

  3. Veronica Greear says:

    I make JD sing hymns to our kids at night (not me as much bc I don’t know nearly as many obscure ones as he) bc I fear having a moment in the future where someone somewhere breaks out into “This is My Father’s House” or somesuch and it is obvious by the look on my kids’ faces that they don’t know what the person is singing. I would really and truly feel like I had somehow failed them morally.

  4. yo' sis says:

    Poor Bobby and Tommy! And did you really have to bring up the toupee? But you have to admit…those were the good ole’ days! lol!

  5. Jeremy says:

    Well at least we serve the same communion bread (except for NDC which has gone to oyster crackers).

  6. Amanda says:

    My church back home still uses real bread. Many have suggested communion wafers but most want bread and the family that prepares communion is okay with cutting up all that bread…so real bread it is. btw, the church celebrated their 225 anniversary this past weekend…complete with stained glass windows, hymn books and suits & ties. When we go to MaMa & Granddaddy’s church, my kids think they’re on a historical fieldtrip!

  7. Zack says:

    When we go visit certain (not-to-be-singled-out) family members and go to church with them, the service always ends with everyone in the sanctuary holding hands and singing “blessed be the tie that binds”.

    I had to bite my lip to keep from laughing out loud the first couple of times we did this.

    All I could think of was the last scene from “the grinch” where all the Whos are gathered around the tree singing some song and the Grinch is singing “yah-hoo ra-moo da-rae do-da”

  8. HPK says:

    Unfortunately, though, the make up of churches is still the same- people who don’t treat preachers well. That is the real difficulty of the PK and it has nothing to do with hymns or ties or steeples. If you let your kids know about the difficulties you face with church members, even just in talking about it, and if they see (and they will) the way the preacher and their families are treated like hired help, they will come away from the same experience that your PK friends did as a kid. You won’t understand and you can’t, unless you are a PK (obviously I am one, an adult now). So protect them from the church people!

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