I am here with my entry in Darnell's Big Fat Card Boo Boo Flop Hop. I am making this a scheduled post because I am going out of town. I will have to make the links work and actually link this up sometime on April 1 while I am gone. (Sounds like a trip to McDonalds with a hot fudge sundae and my computer!) So please excuse the non-links if you see this before I get it all linked up on Apr. 1!
My Big Fat Card Boo Boo is actually a story...and I hope it doesn't offend anyone. Please take it in the spirit in which it was intended....which is to give us all a chuckle.
Several years ago at church, our pastor's wife suggested we have a Birthday Party for Jesus at Christmas time for the children in the community. It sounded like fun and I had all sorts of balloons and crepe paper for streamers to make the basement of the church look festive. We went all out!
I brought confetti and things to strew around on the tables. We wanted it to look like a real birthday party so the kids could relate to Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, being born as a baby and having birthdays....just like they do!
We put hearts and chocolates and other candies on the tables along with curlicues of ribbons. It was so fun and so pretty and the kids totally LOVED it.
The children listened attentively to the Bible story of the Nativity and why Jesus came to earth to be our Savior. Then they played party games and ate cupcakes.
They were crazy over the confetti and were scooping it up by the handfuls at the end to take home with them.....to play with and to show their parents.
It was at that moment, as the parents were gathering up their children and leaving the building, that I noticed something horribly wrong.....and I mean HORRIBLY WRONG!!!
In my haste to gather all the desired party supplies out of my stash, I had grabbed the wrong confetti. Instead of my confetti that said "Happy Birthday"............
This is what I had picked up!
Yes.....Janis accidentally threw a Retirement Party for Jesus!!!! Arrrrghh....double, triple, quadruple arrrrghhh! I could totally have died of embarrassment.....if I hadn't been howling with laughter at my own blunder!!!!
I couldn't believe that I hadn't noticed it while I was putting it out on the tables OR that the other adults hadn't noticed!!! (Thankfully, I never did hear anything back from any of the parents, either! lol...) Oh, my goodness......I laughed harder that day than I think I ever had in my life. What a hoot! I think even Jesus probably had a good chuckle over it himself up in heaven....as he waited for me to discover what I had done! :) :) :) I'm so glad He is our Risen Lord and is still working....and NOT retired!
In case you are wondering....I now keep the "Happy Retirement" confetti taped closed (instead of in a zippy bag) and clearly labeled!!!
Happy April Fool's Day from the biggest fool of them all!!!! Me!!
Thank you, Darnell, for the fun idea of this April Fool's Day Big Fat Card Boo Boo Flop Hop! I am honored and delighted to be able to enter my story in your Hop.