A Dose of Humor – Jesus is the Real King!

A Dose of Humor5 Minutes for Parenting introduces a new weekly column, A Dose of Humor, to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life.

Today’s writer is Kate McDonald, wife to Shawn, mother to Cohen, and the oldest of a tight knit family of 9 (including her two young adopted brothers, Joe and Josh). Kate is passionate about Jesus, the Church, reading, and writing at her blog, The Accidental Traveler.

Joe and Josh spend about one day every week or every two weeks with their biological mom…she’s not a bad person, but she is crazy (let’s just be honest). So while the rest of us on the planet realize that WWF wrestling is not really appropriate for a 3 and 5 year old (and perhaps everyone else too!), she seems oblivious.

My mom would call me frequently after the boys had returned to her home following a bio mom visit and complain about the influences of WWF in their little lives…body slamming and take downs were beginning to be an hourly event, not to mention she had taken worms out of Josh’s mouth on several occasions while he was pretending to be “The Undertaker”. Ugh. My poor Mama learned more about the characters of WWF than I am sure she ever thought possible.

In the car one day as Mama was driving, she heard the boys in the backseat discussing “The King”. A short inquiry resulted in her understanding that “The King” was in fact an arrogant wrestling character. She had finally had it! In a moment of parental genius (that I can only hope I inherited) Mom began to talk to the boys about Jesus…

[now, I should mention that Joe and Josh LOVE Jesus…they wake up every morning asking, “is this church-day?”]

“There is only ONE King, did you boys know that? Who is the wrestler that he is pretending to be the King?!?! How big is he?” The boys responded “big” with emphasis. “Well Jesus is bigger…bigger than even the earth!” (Now she had their attention) “That wrestler is not the King, boys, there is only ONE King and its Jesus. Do you know why? Because He is so Big and Strong that He body slammed the devil” Well she had said the magic words…the boys each stared out their respective windows, gazing outside with dreamy thoughts about a King bigger than the earth, taller than the sky, body slamming a little red devil.

Mom was just about to pat herself on the back for her quick wit and excellent parenting skills when they pulled up to the house. The boys jumped out of the car and into the yard. Josh grabbed Joe and body slammed him just before flexing and yelling, “I AM JESUS! AND JESUS IS THE REAL KING!”

This article was originally published on August 11, 2007 at The Accidental Traveler.

If you would like to be considered for A Dose of Humor, email Rachel for more details at DoseOfHumor (at) gmail (dot) com.

6 Responses to A Dose of Humor – Jesus is the Real King!
  1. Mozi Esme's Mommy
    October 11, 2008 | 5:14 am

    Sounds like he got the point! 🙂

  2. Misschief
    October 11, 2008 | 7:02 am

    ROFLMBO that is so funny, cute and very cool!! WTG Mom is all i have to say! Wouldn’t you have loved to be a curtain twitching neighbour at the moment he did that!

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  4. jen
    October 11, 2008 | 7:11 pm

    haha, love it kate!! sounds so much like my nephews 🙂

  5. Courtney
    October 12, 2008 | 8:23 am

    OMG i have 2 boys age 2 and 3 and this could so be them. They love to wrestle (although they have never watched WWE or anything like it). I guess it is a boy thing that they like to “bodyslam” each other and beat each other up. It is like a game that all boys must participate in to grow up lol.

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