October 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm , by Nick Shell
2 years, 10 months.
This evening while Mommy was buying groceries, you and I played with the Dollar General version of Play-Doh, called Craft Dough.
With your 5 pack of Craft Dough came a very rare color… black.
You decided to make a camper for your Dodge Ram pickup truck, so you began stuffing the bed with black dough.
In the process, you picked up your St. Peter action figure and his boat, and stuck them in the back of the truck, then stood Jesus on top of a couple containers of Craft Dough nearby.
You ended up nixing the whole camper idea altogether and I got to hear the dialogue of the new plot line:
“Jesus, I gotta drive my truck and take my boat. Do you want to go?” Peter asked.
“No, I’ll just stay here today,” Jesus replied, in your falsetto voice.
I immediately began imagining a new kids’ show which featured favorite Bible characters in a modern day setting.
Yeah, that wouldn’t go over well at all…
But just the thought of Jesus and Peter as buddies who drive pickup trucks and take the boat for a spin out on the lake, instead of the familiar “walk on the water” story everyone knows, it’s pretty much hilarious to me!
In the process of trying to find Biblical action figures last Christmas, which you asked for by the way, I noticed there weren’t a lot of toy companies that made them.
Not only is there probably not an abundance of toy companies who are willing to make religious action figures, but there’s also the fact that those toys may very well end up in random activities which are more likely to show up in the lyrics of a Country song than they are in a sermon.
To be honest, I’m suprised it’s actually taken you this long to crack me up with your inevitable and accidentally humorous (and somehow seemingly inappropriate?) use of Jesus and St. Peter action figures during playtime.
What would Jesus do? I’m not sure sometimes…