Last Sunday, the Bubbs had her first opportunity to give the scripture and prayer in Primary (children's Sunday School). I was soo excited ALL week, because I just knew that she would be the cutest darn kid in the whole world and would be perfect in every way. We practiced. We put in a bandaid bookmark in her own set of scriptures. We pretended we were talking into a microphone. Anticipation mounted (for me, not for her... she couldn't have cared less really).
And there we were. She didn't look quite as imagined (I was at Ward Council so her dad did her hair...) but still cute as a button. She sat on the chair and waited for her turn. I stepped out to check on something for YW and came back in when the song had finished. There was my Sunbeam, standing at the microphone...
PICKING HER NOSE!
This was not how I'd imagined it, people. She was waiting for me to come help her, and she was digging away. A little mortified, I went up to her and said in my sweetest you're-lucky-people-are-watching-because-otherwise-I-would-not-be-this-nice voice, "Okay, honey, take your finger out."
"BUT I'M NOT DONE YET!" said loudly into the microphone.
"Do you want me to do the scripture?"
So, amidst some chuckling from the primary teachers and older kids, we waited. Finally, she pulls her finger out, looks down at the -ahem- lovely glob, and is NOW ready to proceed. After wiping it on her dress and a little prodding from me, she finally says,
"3rd Nephi, chapter 18, verse 21. Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed."
THAT was the cute part. The nose-picking? Not so much. But at least it's an unforgettable beginning to her primary career! :)