Monday, January 12, 2009

Should I start my own cult?

Teaching preschoolers is interesting. Like Monday morning, when after 20 minutes of music class a sweet little girl was giving me a hug goodbye and said to me "Your name is Jesus."

"No," I said, "My name is Miss Painted."

"And Jesus," she insisted.

(maybe I'm not doing so well at leading chapel...)

27 comments:

imbeingheldhostage said...

Maybe she meant "Hey sus" and just doesn't have the accent down yet.

I'm ready to be a follower, but please make more than one Sabbath day because I'm tired.

Kyla said...

That is funny!

Melissa said...

Well, the whole "start your own religion" thing worked out pretty well for L. Ron Hubbard. I'm just sayin'.....

Indigo Virgo said...

Makes sense to me...maybe I'm hanging too much with the 3 year-olds. My primary care doctor's name is Klaus and if her first name isn't Santa, I don't know what it is.

Amy Y said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that kid's house, hearing her tell her mother that her teacher's name is Jesus. :) hee hee!

wheelsonthebus said...

my kid came home yesterday talking about "king martin."

Kat said...

Hahaha!
My boy is convinced that he is Jesus' dad because his name is Joseph. Oh boy. ;)

jen said...

we are all jesus.

Emily said...

Hahaha.

That is adorable. Perhaps she means you make her feel loved and accepted and she has the irresistable desire to sing her little heart out when she's next to you.

kaye said...

I agree with Emily, I know when you leave comments on my blog they make me feel good inside.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

That's really cute. She must think you're a miricle worker :)

And I totally agree with Melissa- think of the millions Mr. Hubbard raked in. And you're a MUCH better writer than he ever was :)

Mad said...

Does mean that you're like that character in The Big Lebowski--you know, the bowling champ whose name is "not Hey-sus; it's Jesus."

Rima said...

Sounds like you are doing great!!!

Ambassador said...

I loved teaching that age group - but I had an easy "in" - I was bringing live animals to visit them! Kids that age seem to have few boundaries - I don't know how many of them would simply walk up (me sitting on the floor with them) and rub my bald head. "Where did your hair go?"

They never believed when I said that my brain got so big, it pushed all the hair out!

Furrow said...

That's really cute. Let's test it -- can you turn my bottle of water into wine? Please?

ewe are here said...

heh heh

Sadly, I can think of a couple of completely inappropriate comebacks for preschool ears. ;-)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

That made me burst out laughing. :)

susiej said...

So, very, very sweet. What an adorable child, and you are her light.

Angela said...

LOL...or maybe you are an overachiever and are doing exceptionally well...

Alex Elliot said...

That's funny!

Eva said...

Today my little girl tried to convince me her name is Mommy.

They're silly. :)

LaskiGal said...

I LOVE preschoolers. Their unpredictability is so cool. And so dang fun.

Of course, I don't teach them so I can say that :)

Julie Pippert said...

Oh I am so curious why she equates you with Jesus! is it the beauty? The love? The kindness? The hair?

That's adorable!

creative-type dad said...

That's really funny!

Woman in a Window said...

HA! Could be worse.

JCK said...

Well...she didn't call you Satan. Jesus is good.

Louise said...

If you can teach pre-schoolers and they don't hate you because you're so nice, then you're at least related to Him!