Today in church I was sitting quietly, trying to prepare to take communion.
First, let me preface this with the explanation that all morning had been great, Ben was cracking ridiculous jokes, the boys were acting well behaved and I was excited about spending the day hanging out with my boys. I should have been paying attention more in church, but sad to say, my mind was wondering.
Back to communion, there I was trying to pray and pay attention. I took the bread and the juice and passed the plate on when out of nowhere Ben leans over and says, “I like to touch all of the bread before I decide which one to eat.” For some reason that was the funniest thing I had heard all day. I snorted, faked a coughing fit and tried to compose myself. ***Edited to add – At a more recent communion he decided to be a little more detailed, “I like to touch all of the bread before I decide which part of Jesus to eat.”***
This is not a rare thing. Ben is equipped with some sort of humor that comes forth in the most inopportune moments. Even though I could have slapped him, this sense of humor is part of the reason I can’t get enough of him. His witty sarcasm and odd sense of humor endear me to him. So when all else fails and he forgets to take out the trash or pick up his socks he can say one funny line and I gladly keep loving him despite all else.