Friday, February 27, 2009


It was Thursday. Sweet little snaggle-tooth (that's what he called his tooth, and said was the reason he would smile with his mouth closed in the school picture the day before) informs me that he will no longer be able to eat lunch at school. For a while, anyway. I said that I was sorry to hear that, and asked if mom would be sending in a lunch instead.
Snaggle tooth: "No, I can eat some of the lunch, just not the meat."
Me: "Oh, I see, is this because of Lent?"
S.T.: "Yes, we celebrate that at our church."
Me: "And you can't eat meat on Fridays?"
S.T: "Yes, but I can still have the dessert. And the fruit, I think, because that is definitely not meat. Did you give up anything for Lent, Mrs. B.?"
Me: "Yes, I gave up cross-country skiing on Thursdays."
S.T: "Wow, that sounds like it would be fun to do. We went to church last night and got lashes on our foreheads."
Me: "Do you mean ashes?"
S.T: "No, at my church we use lashes."
Me: "Did it hurt?"
S.T: "No, it just left a mark. I had to wash it off in the shower."
Me: "Well, that's good then."

God, I love these kids.


Seeker said...

Kids..and i would be checking out that church...LOL

Bee and Rose said...

I love Lash Wednesday! My son went to a Lash Wed svc with a friend...I asked him what he would be giving up for Lent...he says, "I gotta take lint? But you didn't do laundry today." LoL! Yes, homeschooling has done my son a world of good! lol!

Hey I was in Peoria last night! Son had a church conference.
91st Ave and Union Hills area! I thought about you!! We need to do an AZ meet and greet someday!

Mary said...

Too funny! I never ever saw anyone with the ash on their forehead until I moved here. Several teachers and students walk around campus with the mark on their forehead on Ash Wednesday. I love it when people are unashamed of their religions!

Anonymous said...

Lol! I wonder if it was mascara?

MindyLew said...

LOL - I love Lash Wednesday!! I wonder where he thought all those "lashes" came from?

mr-stu said...

Never heard of Lash Wednesday! My wife brings home funny stories of her kids in her class and the cute things they do and say.

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! That's funny.

KC Mom said...

Oh my gosh...that is too funny. Hey I gave up cross country skiing too!;)
Thanks for sharing this and for stopping by my blog today!♥

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Lashes? How cute?

Sass said...

That's fabulous. ;)

I thought about giving up sauerkraut and sweet potatoes.

I'm just sayin'.