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Moses is a given in any children’s church curriculum. Why wouldn’t he be? He is great. His story is amazing! But Billy Idol? Billy Idol is generally not a part of traditional church curriculum. Especially at a Southern Baptist Church. That is unless one of my little ones is in class. Yes folks you read that right, Michael and I are training are children to love Jesus via 80’s rock n roll.
It began at the Friday night school dance. W decided it would be a good idea to dress like a rockstar, thus was born the 6 year old version of Billy Idol. This “Billy” had blue jeans, a red bandana around his head, and a sleeveless cut off flannel shirt in a lumber jack type plaid pattern. Sounds
more like a version of Larry the Cable Guy if you ask me. Instead of Billy Idol, it would be more on key to call this one “Billy Jo.” But redneck or not, my son proudly came in 5th in the costume competition at that night! He was living the dream. He would continue to hold onto that dream well into Sunday morning.
That is when he decided it would be beneficial to introduce his church friends to the likes of his new rockstar status. No, he did not sing “White Wedding” or make perverse dance moves. He waited during the Moses lesson for a quite moment to blurt out, “does everyone know who Billy Idol is?”. If you blurt out anything to a group of kindergarteners, of course they want to know. And if you are a 6 year old who friends want to know about something you seem to know about - you are suddenly a celebrity. This is the perfect storm for a kid like W.
So, next time your child’s Sunday School teacher says, “You won’t believe what your child did in class today.” Don’t ask. Just hang up the phone. They will ultimately understand.
This is more of a club than a post. A place where you know you can be excepted - even on Sundays. As much as we try to get to church with everything in place, it just doesn’t happen as we planned -- never. So come along with the Cloudt’s as we candidly share our not so perfect Sundays.