The Caskey Family

Dancing Pigs in Church
January 4, 2009, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Elijah, Funny, Merry, Micah

We have been trying to work with our children to get them sitting in the church service quietly for the first half. . . and so far we’ve been doing okay, especially since we moved to the front row. Our pastor suggested this, since they are close to the music, whoever is reading, etc, and it keeps them tuned in longer than if you have them in the back (they feel like observers more than participants I guess.) Anyway, there is a “quiet box” at church with a few quiet things for them to have to occupy them. Elijah always picks this big plastic pig to hold and Merry usually gets a book.

Today as I walked them out when our pastor got up to preach, I complimented them on their good behavior: “I liked how you all sang with us during some of the songs, and Elijah, you folded your hands while we prayed and Merry, you were quiet too, most of the time. . .” at which point Elijah chimed in (holding his plastic pig up toward me) “and the pig danced for the music too!” Apparently his pig had been dancing to the worship music. . .we’ll have to keep an eye on that bovine next week, I don’t know if it’s kosher for a pig to dance in a Baptist church!

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i just wanted to congratulate you on getting them to sit still at all! mainly because i can’t! vince gets really embarrassed when i do bible study while i am in church. BUT i can not still there still and not move around. i can’t pay attention if i am not doing something else. SO congrats to you and the kids!

and i think that it is so cute that the pig was dancing!

Comment by Jennifer

Yea! You guys are doing great–I love the part about the dancing pig:)

It was sooo good to see you guys last week! God is good–we got to see you twice last year and once already this year;) I do hope to have some time for a chat over tea sometime–having little ones is busy isn’t it–good, but busy.

I loved that when you all came over for dinner it just felt like family, with all the understanding that goes with family. We love you guys.


Comment by Cassie

Hooray for the dancing pig! It’s hog heaven!

Comment by Deb Campbell

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