Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Have you been baptized or goodtized?

My son-in-law had been attending worship with us ever since he and my daughter married, but had never become a member of our church.

My daughter and I discussed the fact that we would love for him to be baptized from time to time, and one day were doing so as we were driving with her two young daughters in the back seat. You don't expect the little ones to be paying attention to what you are discussing, since they have videos to watch while you drive.

The youngest(three at the time) began boohooing loudly. Naturally, we asked what was wrong. Through her tears she managed to say, 'I don't want my daddy to be badtized, I want him to be goodtized.' We looked at each other other and tried not to burst out laughing, which was almost impossible. How do you explain to a child that being badtized was really a good thing.

I am happy to report that he has now been goodtized.


IzzyBeth said...

That is SO cute. I love kids stories. And congrats to your SIL.


Lisa J said...

aren't kids funny!! When my daughter was very young, we had a horse that we wanted to get trained for her to ride. Here in the country we call it "broke", meaning broke to ride. We told her we were going to get her horse broke for her and of course she cried. She didn't want a broken horse. We laughed!!!

Kacey said...

badtized! LOL. Well, glad he was goodtized instead.

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