It was Ward Conference in the Blue Mountain Ward yesterday. With Stake Visitors and all the regulars the place was packed. The primary had been asked to perform a song they had been working on called, "The Family is of God." The children learned the song in sign language. All four verses. It was awesome! Since I am the chorister for the kids, it was my duty to usher them up to the stand, get them situated and then lead them in the song. Everything went perfectly. I'm not sure there was a dry eye in the whole chapel. It was beautiful.
I am also the Secretary in the Stake Young Women's so I was sitting on the stand before and after the song. About 2 minutes before it was time for the kids to sing I noticed Mike take all three boys out. I figured that they needed a potty break or something. I hoped they could hurry back because both Porter and Walker had learned the song and were excited to perform it with their classmates. I was a little bummed when it was time to sing and they weren't back yet.
So, back to the kids singing... They did a wonderful job and I was so proud of them!!! Like I said, there wasn't a dry eye in the chapel.
And then it happened... Just as the song was finished and the entire chapel was silent, we all hearda voice yell out, "I JUST HAD TO GO POTTY!" I froze in place. That voice sounded very familiar. The entire chapel cracked up laughing and I turn to see Porter running up the aisle to the front where all the other kids are just getting ready to go sit down with their families. Yep, my child decided to let everyone know that he was late because he had to pee. When he got up to the stand his cousin let him know he had missed the whole thing and he was really quite bummed. I told him not to worry and that he could sing it for us again at home. He wasn't impressed.
After everyone had sat down and the next speaker was well into his talk I started to think that maybe I had imagined just how loud it really was. Maybe not everyone had heard Porter's yell. Maybe they weren't really paying attention to the little five year old redhead running down the aisle and yelling. Alas, it did happen and everyone did hear it. This was obvious when after Sacrament Meeting everyone let me know just how 'cute' Porter was.
And you know what? He is cute. And funny. And a really good little boy that just wanted to sing a song with his friends. Next time Porter. Next time we'll be sure to take you potty after the song!
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