Delilahfied

Sometimes I wonder if there is a limit to the things we'll do for kids. One day you're a happily married couple, childless and blissfully ignorant, and the next day you wake up and realize that you're parents to a toddler that only wears striped shirts and only eats blue food. You wonder how you got here, and why the kid is the one calling the shots. And then you come to the realization that you'll do anything (obviously) just to appease the wrath of The Toddler.

What brought this on, you ask? Samson and Delilah. Since I'm sure you're not seeing the correlation, let me explain. In an effort to help the kids retain more of the lessons in Wednesday night kids' club, we have taken to acting things out. Tonight's lesson was on Samson, and Sam and I got the acting parts.

First of all, let me just go on record as saying that Samson was hands-down the dumbest man EVAH. I mean, here's this hot chick that he's been sleeping around with asking him to divulge where his strength lies, and when he tells her (a lie) she tests it out, calls in his enemies, and watches him fight them off. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Except Samson fell for this hot chick's line four times before finally telling her the truth. He had to know what was going down by now, and yet... To quote my dear and spiritual husband, "she must have really been good for him to have kept going back to her."

Anyhoo...

I wore a black afro wig that I scored on clearance for eighty cents (that's $0.80) and stuffed my robe so full that my chest was probably a double H (as in hubba, hubba).



Sam wore a straight black wig and looked for all the world like an 80's rock star. Or Ozzie. Seriously. Just like this.



We made one cute couple, let me tell you.

The kids loved the acting, and really listened to the lesson. But what I heard them all talk about afterward was the fact that Delilah pulled scissors from her bosom. Maybe that wasn't my best acting improv. But I wouldn't doubt that Delilah herself did it, too.

Also, don't Google Samson and Delilah if you're looking for costume ideas for kids. Yowza. You've been warned.

And, getting back to the original statement, apparently there's nothing we won't do for the kids.

11 comments:

Flea said...

Bwahahaha! Now you've challenged me to Google Samson and Delilah costumes for kids. :)

Viv said...

After a decade of CDC, I can honestly say that your post tonight was the very best religious ed lesson I've ever had! Of course, I can only say this if it doesn't incur the wrath of my toddler, I'm sure you understand. ;)

The Sports Mama said...

Ozzie and Diana Ross as Samson and Delilah.... Well, I can certainly see that splashed across a Broadway marquee.. (and somehow I know that spelling is wrong, but it's almost 11pm here, and I'm not so sure the Nyquil is working. It may be working just enough to make that word look right, when it's really wrong; but not working well enough for me to walk away from the keyboard entirely.)

And now that I've lost my train of thought....

Frenchgirlrn said...

LOVE IT!! Will there be a video? *snort*

chasingalittlelion said...

Ozzie? Awesome!!

For some reason I pictured Samson more like Troy Polamalu. I think Troysus's strength also lives in his hair. Sigh Troysus...

Roger said...

And the video comes out when? :)

Sounds like you and Sam had fun with it, and as long as the kids got something out of it (girls, keep scissors in your boso; boys, uh wake up!).

Okay, if not a video, at least you have a picture, right? :)

utmomof 5 said...

Oh where is the camcorder when you need it!!!

Thanks for the heads up about googling Sampson and Delila costumes :)

Nap Warden said...

Good Lord woman...you deserve an award;)

Karen Deborah said...

hubba hubba? Now that is teachin em!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Hahahaha! Well, I guess not! Including risking bodily injury with scissors hidden in your bosom!
You are brave parents as well!

Shellie said...

I"m sure Delilah would keep scissors stuffed in her bra. Makes perfect sense to me.