Sunday, August 17, 2008

Their Shoes Needed Cleaning Anyway

We had an assortment of sick kids while on vacation (see tomorrow's post for details).

So I'm sitting next to Robert (8) at 10am Mass this morning. During the consecration he turns to me and says "dad my stomach feels sick". Normally I would tell him to chill at least until the consecration was over. Especially since we sit in the second pew right in the middle of the church. But I had him get up and sent him to the bathroom in the basement...he almost made it...

I tried to follow his progression towards the back of the church but lost sight of him. A few minutes later I see a few friends walking towards Sam who was at the other end of the pew. She gets up and meets then half-way.

Friends "Robert got sick"

Sam "Did he make it to the bathroom?"

Friends "Almost"

He tossed his cookies right before the door to the basement and behind the last pew. All over the floor and half a dozen people's shoes that were sticking out of the back of the pew because they were still kneeling.

Really it's their own fault for being typical Catholics and sitting in the back of church. There were plenty of seats near the front. If you are gonna sit in the back of church so you can be the first out of the parking lot...getting barfed on is a small price to pay.

After Mass a teen friend came up to Robert and told him "If puking was an Olympic sport, you would have won Gold".


KayleighJeanne said...

That. Is. Awesome. Thumbs up! (Does he get some ginger ale after the medal ceremony?)

Rob said...

Yeah, we are hoping for a Schweppes Ginger Ale endorsement contract.

I like your idea of a guide for non-catholics. i'll work on it and post it in a week or so

Rachel said...


Rob said...

All the kids we have, thtis was the first time someone ever let it spew in church...we are slackers

Sue B. said...

That's a great story! I hope that Robert is feeling better and the rest of you too.

Mau said...

This is my worst nightmare come true! I always freak when the kids say they feel sick at Mass. One of ours made it about as far as Robert and then lost it on Ash Wednesday. Thankfully, we didn't have to replace anyone's shoes.

Hey, wasn't he the one who was making fun of his brothers the last time you all had the stomach thing?

Kristi said...

Poor kid! Hope he feels better soon.