P'Birds and Cupcakes

My first Sunday as the CTR-8 Primary instructor started off with hugs, my reward for bringing cupcakes, and a discussion on the steps of the repentance process. My objective as the CTR-8 teacher is to prepare the students for baptism. I am sure there are plenty of people in the ward more qualified than myself, but I am so excited about this opportunity to be apart of their lives at such an important time for them; a time, I hope they will never forget.

There are four boys and four girls in my class. Beginning with the back row from left to right, there is Landon, Ian, Blake and Samuel, who also goes by Sam or Sammy.

On the front row, seated from left to right are, Samantha, who we are calling Sam or Sammy now, McKayla, Samantha, and Emely.

While we were discussing making wrong choices and the consequences of doing such, Samuel raised his hand and informed me that Blake was not a nice boy. I was quick to defend Blake whose head was hanging down in shame.
"I am sure that's not true," I said. "Blake seems like a really nice boy."

"Well, he's not," Samuel argued. "I've been to his house and he kicked me in the P'bird!"
Startled I managed, "The femur?" hoping I had misunderstood Samuel.

"No! The P'bird," Samuel repeated while pointing to the zipper on his pants.

"Oh!" I said, followed by something lame about how discussing P'birds or other private parts in Primary was not cool. The conversation did not end there.
McKayla's hand shoots up as she blurts out, "My brother talks about nasty stuff like that all the time, but I don't talk about that stuff."
"That's good," I encourage her good behavior." Then out of curiosity I ask, "how old is your brother?"
"He's six."
If things are this good on the first day I can't wait for what's next.

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3 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's awesome!! I love Primary

Desiree said...

I LOVE that you are a Primary teacher. The P'bird huh? I love that you guessed he'd said Femur. I would love to sit in on class sometime. Good job on teaching them not to talk about nasty stuff in addition to the lesson.
PS. I love your subject line. I'm totally using P'Bird from now on. :)

Rae said...

I love Primary. Lol! Sounds like you guys are gonna have quite the time....

I am also a big fan of the P'Bird phrase it is going at the top of my list. Lol!

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