April 22, 2010

The Parable of the Talents

There is a story in The Bible that tells of a man who buried a coin in the ground in order to keep it safe.

Yesterday afternoon, I suggested this as an option for Cortlen's lone remaining sillyband.

Everyone agreed that it was a very good idea.

Sadly, like The New Testament parable, this story did not end well. Ten minutes after burying the plastic bracelet, Cortlen dug it up again. Much to his dismay, the bracelet neither grew nor multiplied during its short tenure in the earth.

Even worse, it was covered with dirt!

Once the sillyband was washed clean and made pure again by the holy waters of the garden hose, everything was fine. Until then, however, it was touch and go.

The moral of this story (I learned the hard way): plastic bracelets are no laughing matter.


ColleenandKendra said...

I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I check in daily for a good laugh. This one was awesome! I love that he thought it would multiply! Great weaving of gospel into daily life, mom!

Joanna said...

You are hysterical. Reading your blog has totally helped me to find the humor in my kids everyday annoying habits :)

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

The cleansing powers of the hose cannot be underestimated.

Amber said...

Wondering if you noticed he is wearing two different flip flops in the second picture!?!

Codi said...

I thought this was my kid with the different shoes, then I remembered my kid would be wearing snow boots!

I've never heard of the sillybandz...I hope my kids never do either!

Dayna said...

Those Silly Bandz are causing quite the drama in your house lately, aren't they? LOL :) Glad they haven't hit this part of the country yet!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

This is too cute of a story. Love your creative parenting.

Emmy said...

Lol! Um maybe not for him but they sure are a laughing matter for the rest of us enjoying your posts :)

Jennifer said...

Laughing so hard over here. I just love the way kids think!

Audrey said...

Just a heads up on the awful silly band controversy, AC moore sells knock off sillybands ( no one has to know they're knock offs :) ) for 1.99$ a package and with with printable 40% off coupon they're only 1.20$ a package. Slightly ok with that pricetag rather than the 5$ a pack... Good luck!!

EliB said...

hahaha! that's perfect - he learned the same lesson as the man with the single talent.

mom24orsinis said...

love and laughter...that's what you bring to my day!!!!

Jean said...


I finally just googled Silly Bandz, since I keep hearing about them. I was completely overcome by their awesomeness, and I ended up ordering 400. I think I'll bury them, too.

(Okay, that first sentence was true, anyway.)

Renny said...

In my house there was a blanket moratorium on anything "cool" or trendy.
We never got snap bracelets, or garbage pail kids, or beanie babies.
We did get pogs, but only when they were free.
I'd say blanket moratorium might be your best option.

Anonymous said...

I suggest sending these pictures to the silly bandz website. I'm sure they'd love them! Also, in comparison to the pics on the website, it could be a whole lot worse!! :)


Anonymous said...

I am SO glad I'm not the only one that doesn't make a big deal about matching flip flops.

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