Hey, guys! Carrie here. Great news: I’ve untied myself, and they’re finally going to let me talk! :)
 
For your end-of-the-week entertainment, I have a story from way back in the day. Imagine, if you will, a little brick church in the middle of nowhere. It's a warm Sunday morning, the elderly are fanning themselves, and the preacher is just about to start his sermon. Then a little girl skips onto the stage. 

Unannounced.

Said little girl, adorable in her naivety, was told by the choir director that she could perform on the stage someday. Her four-year-old mind translated this to mean a time of her choosing—a time like now—and she begins to twirl about the stage.

Her parents hide their faces in an attempt to mask their mortification  laughter. The rest of the congregation stares slack-jawed as the little girl begins to walk like an Egyptian. They do not clap.

She wanted them to clap, darn it!

She stomps to the end of the stage, plants her hands on her hips, and sticks her tongue out at the congregation. Yes, you read that correctly. She sticks her tongue out at the entire congregation. The little girl is whisked away, never to grace the stage again.

…That stage, anyway.
Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles on Grooveshark

Tragic, isn’t it? If you need me, I’ll be dancing around my living room (where no one can stop me). ;) Have a great weekend!
 
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  1. LOL! Thanks for the Friday giggle! :D

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  2. I love the fun things little kids do during church and children's sermons. Can't believe nobody clapped for you though. They deserved that tongue sticking out. Glad to hear it didn't scar you for life. :)

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  3. Hey how did you get out of those bindings we had you in! *grins* I guess well let you speak lol. How hilarious is that story. Too funny you're poor parents and thanks for shouting out about the contest!

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  4. Ha! Nice one ... love how children are so spontaneous!
    Awesome song too ... had forgotten about it. Now it's probably gonna be playing all day around here ;)

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  5. I believe it! ROFL - Too funny. :D

    Hmm. Maybe you're the one who needs a body guard. Back off, NA sisters, or you'll have me to contend with. :P

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  6. That is so cute. What a great story. Although, my church family would have clapped for you, I'm sure!!

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  7. Best. Story. Ever. That's absolutely hilarious, and I can imagine that beautiful moment clearly in my mind. Wonderful.

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  8. Ah...so that's where your closet exhibitionism comes from. ;)

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  9. Now that is an entertaining story. I could see that little girl dancing her heart out. Why didn't they clap? Such a mean congregation. :)

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  10. @twentysomethingfictionwriter Like I'm going to tell you... *Grins* I have to agree with you there. My poor parents... lol You're welcome! :)

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  11. @Juliana Haygert Thanks! Always glad to bring back the '80s. ;)

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  12. @Melissa Don't let them tie me up anymore! LOL

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  13. @jaybird Thanks, Jaybird! Your church family sounds awesome. :D (Not that mine was bad, per se. I think they were just in shock. Haha)

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  14. @Melodie Wright Hah! Darn it, Melodie! You figured it out. ;)

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  15. @Ciara I guess the world wasn't ready for my performance yet. *Grins* Thank you, Ciara!

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  16. Lol oh i can totally see you doin that... lil you sounds jus as headstrong as adult you XD

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  17. @Munky Why Justin, I have no idea what you're referring to. *Grins*

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  18. Hahahahaha. I'm laughing out loud right now. That's an awesome story, Carrie!!! :)

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  19. Hahaha, so cute! At my church the kiddies are at Sunday school for most of the service. They come back into the church before we sing the last songs, and when we start singing some of them run up to the front and start doing their little wiggle-like dancing and wave flags around and stuff! It's adorable and completely allowed :-)

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  20. @Rachel Morgan This was an old-school church in the 1980s. They weren't ready for "The Egyptian" yet. (Though, some of the old men laughed so hard they had to get out their hankies. Haha!)

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  21. So was this story about you! lol I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall!

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  22. @C.M.Brown Sadly, yes. lol I'm sure it would've been entertaining!

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  23. And the congregation deserved it for not clapping. :P Great story. I love the whole concept of this blog and interested in learning more about all things NA.

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  24. Oh, I would have tithed extra that day! That's hilarious. As I read your account, I could actually picture you there doing that.

    Now following your blog. Just don't put your hands on your hips! lol

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  25. I'm so late in replying, but this is awesome! They should have clapped! I would have. :D

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  26. @Michael Pierce Exactly! *Grins* Thank you, Michael! We're glad to have you here.

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  27. @Jeremy Bates Hah! Thanks, Jeremy. :D

    Well, I'm glad I didn't have to resort to throwing a fit. lol Welcome to the 'Alley!

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  28. @Jaycee DeLorenzo I knew there was a reason we get along. *Grins* Thanks, Jaycee!

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  29. You know...thanks to you, I've had this song in my head for three days straight. *leaves, grumbling and (wait for it...) walking like an Egyptian* :P

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  30. @Melissa Hah! Oh, the power of suggestion... ;)

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  31. I've done nearly the same thing! The pastor at my church is like a second father to me and every Sunday, he'd pick me up and hug me before the sermon started. Well, he didn't one week when I was about three years old, so I left my mother and ran up to the stage right as he was about to talk. I tugged on his pants and he picked me up and I kissed his cheek. My mom was embarrassed, but all of the congregation thought it was adorable.

    I bet my church would have found you to be adorable too! Nothing is cuter than little kids dancing.

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  32. @Kenzie Audacious We're almost story twins, Kenzie! :D I love it.

    Your church sounds pretty awesome. :)

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