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background: I am the first counselor in the primary presidency (sidenote: we have 4 kids old enough to be in the primary - the teacher to child ratio is 2:1 - more on that later since it makes for pretty entertaining stories and I'm seriously considering renting kids for our primary program next month) anyways, our ward was having a Preparedness Fair today and had no one to man the "Kid's Corner" (aka babysit all the little kids). So naturally I volunteered myself... and Mike. And so the adventure began...

We had around 12 kids ranging from 8 months to 5. After the first twenty minutes we learned a) there was no way to keep the kids in the Kids Corner of the gym b) never underestimate the crawling speed of a baby and c) all kids will want the same toy at the same time. We had a good time though. I loved watching Mike hold a baby while taking requests to draw ninja turtles (you should have seen the detail on the weapons - this guy knows his stuff).

Towards the end we scooted all the kids over to listen to a presentation given by the fire department. Mike had a five year old little boy sitting on his shoulders so he could see better, and he starting flicking the kid's shoes. The little kid scowled at him and yelled, "Hey! Stop that! I don't like to be manhandled!"

That moment made the whole two hours SO worth it.


  1. Oh my gosh.... "manhandled"! I am laughing out loud. And Primary Presidency?!! How did I not know about this?! We really should talk more.

    See you in FIVE WEEKS!!!!

  2. Oh, SO FUNNY!!! I thought I'd better come visit your blog because I always LOVE your comments on Angies blog! You two are so fun! Angie is my neice and I love "visiting" New York every day for 5 minutes as I jump onto her blog! So great! Love the "man handling" story!! classic!! thanks for sharing-

  3. HAHAHA oh my... kids... this is so funny... I don't think I could ever volenteer to watch children. I have high hopes for me a mother....... maybe


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