Judas and The Lost Dog

Easter morning we woke up and took our time enjoying the morning. At 8:00 the phone rang. It was the pastor asking if Sam could please fill in as Judas Iscariot. Turns out Judas is not only a traitor, but can be a slacker. I'm assuming Judas got sick sometime between Saturday rehearsal and Sunday morning. We were expected to be there early. Like that's going to happen with 4 kids and 10 minutes notice!

So we slapped some hurry up on the morning and as we were walking out the door I realized we were missing a dog. (We never did find the song 'Who Let the Dogs Out' amusing.) We called and whistled and clapped and yelled and screamed. The neighbors love us and our many dogs, I'm sure. It was decided that she would have to just continue to roam the neighborhood and come back at her leisure because we had to leave.

So not only were we not early, we were not even on time. Sam didn't think to grab a pair of sandals but was able to borrow a pair from a Roman guard. Problem being, said guard has feet the size of barges. As in size 14 barges. Poor Judas was sorta scuffling his way around on stage trying not to trip over his own feet or step out of his sandals.

And then there was my dad who was another disciple. When Jesus was arrested the disciples were to run away. My poor dad had hip replacements done years ago and can't run. The disciples are all trucking down the aisles and there's my dad limping along behind. He so looked like a baby brother who tags along with the big kids. I swear I almost heard him say "Wait for me! I can't run that fast!"

The kids were all part of the crowd that waved palm branches and Micah was a bit spazzed over the costume. I managed to get it on him after missing the first half of the play with my coaxing. And he very nearly carried a magnifying glass instead of a palm branch. He just wanted to get a better view of Jesus, I'm sure.

All in all it was a wonderful play (the part that I did get to see) and I don't really think anyone but me noticed Judas and the lame disciple.

After church we headed to my in-laws for the afternoon to spend time with my husband's brother. It's the last we'll get to see him before he's deployed in a few short weeks. But since it's a long time to let the dogs locked up we had my dad pop in and let them out for a potty break. I gave him a heads' up that one should be waiting on the doorstep for him. She wasn't. He called and clapped and yelled and woke the neighbors that we managed to miss in the early AM. The dog never did materialize.

So in the late afternoon we made our way home after eating way too much Easter dinner and sugar-laden goodies. (I think 2 months at the gym were undone in one afternoon.) We realized that dad never found the lost dog when we let the others out. So the kids and Sam took turns yelling and screaming. Again. (Our neighbors have gotta love us to pieces.) I was beginning to think that someone found an Easter pet for themselves. But when I put my purse in the pantry, who should trot out but the dog? Dim-witted canine. Why on earth can't she bark or scratch? It isn't like we didn't give her a chance.

So our Easter Sunday was interesting, as it only can be married to Judas with 4 kids and twice as many dogs.

27 comments:

Pam said...

Your end to that post was just about the funniest thing ever! Sorry about all the craziness that day. Sounds like it is one you will remember for a while!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Why do they do that? If I had a dollar for every time I spent hours searching for a cat or a certain dog (Jasmine would never allow herself to be locked where the people weren't), convinced they were either dead or had escaped, I would be a very wealthy woman.

And you, my dear, are hysterical!

Debbie Yost said...

Ooh, I hope the dog didn't have any accidents while he was locked up. I can't believe he didn't cry to be let out. The play sounded like a lot of fun.

jessica said...

I had to laugh at "Judas and the lame desciple".... thanks for the chuckle. I'd love to see pics!

Jen said...

LOL. Happy Easter!

Melissa said...

So you're saying you had a normal day then, huh? Seems like almost all of my days end up like this lately.

Can I tell you how many times I've locked the kitty in a closet without knowing...

Linds said...

Ha!

I got a good laugh out of this post.

In your dogs defense, had my dog been locked in the closet, she would have scratched the door and demolished everything in sight! We've experienced it first hand.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

This is sitcom material!!

The Sports Mama said...

Umm....you keep your purse in the pantry?

Why is that the thing that jumped out at me, forcing me to comment? I mean, the shuffling Judas, the lame disciple, and the dog in the pantry all day (which, btw, strikes me as very smart.... honestly? If you're going to be locked in somewhere all day, shouldn't it be with food?) were all very funny! I smiled the whole way through this post.

But the purse in the pantry? Stumps me. Huh. Go figure.

Lori said...

thank you for the laugh! Did the dog have a field day being locked up with all the food? if it had been some of the dog's we've had in the past everything in reach would have been GONE!

Sandy C. said...

Size 14? Whoa! What a crazy weekend! So glad your dog was safe and sound :)

Queen Mommy said...

Didn't see that one coming!!!

Andrea said...

That is funny!! My dogs always get locked up in the feed room. I will yell and scream for them, but then when I go out to feed in the morning, there they are. It is funny and a relief. That play sounded great! I am glad you are able to participate in the play! I had to chuckle at the part about Judas being a traitor and a slacker!! LOL!!

utmomof5 said...

That is quite and Easter!!! I am not sure any ones story will top you being married to Judas and the lame diciple. Too funny.

Christina

caramama said...

Very funny post! I was going to quote one line I thought was funny, but then there was another and another. So the whole thing should be quoted as funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Maria said...

Wow, that sure does sound pretty interesting! It never ends with a large family, does it?

ALF said...

Do you really have 8 dogs? Do they all come inside? Wow - that must be a FUN place!

OHmommy said...

I love chaos.

Sounds like a wonderful Easter to me. :)

Karen said...

Alf - Yes, we do have 8 dogs! But we only keep 4 in the house. What? You think we're crazy or something? ;)

Flea said...

I'm SO glad your dog surfaced!!! Happy Belated Easter, to you and Judas!

kimmy said...

I always lose my car keys. We don't have any pets, but I am sure that if I did I would lose them too!

Take care!

Kimmy

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

K that last line was kick ass perfect. And, I'm guessing sometimes you also wish your Judas would just trot off and hang himself, too, right? Or is that just me?

Sniz said...

The lame disciple is HILARIOUS! That was truly a Funniest Home Videos moment! Did you tape it?

The play sounds wonderful. I'm glad you had a blessed Easter!

Cecily R said...

Your Easter play sounds like perfection to me.

I'm glad you found your dog, dim witted as she (he?) may be.

Kudos to your Dad for being in the show at all. I LOVE that part!!

Kari said...

LOL This post had me laughing so hard! I love the way you express yourself!!

Shellie said...

Your Easter sounds delightful, imagine being married to Judas. If someone would've just gotten him better shoes, maybe the silver wouldn't have tempted him. As for the dog, ours got locked in the shed by accident for 4 days!!! Poor thing.

Colleen said...

that has to be one of the funniest stories I've heard in a long while!

apparently, while I was gone for 6 days, my husband only saw the cats when he poured food in their bowls...and he never once hollared or screamed or clapped for any of them to show their nosy little selves while I was gone. ;)