Yeah, But Look At His Glutes

posted by Momo Fali on April 6, 2008

As practicing Catholics, it is customary for our family to genuflect when entering, and when leaving our pew at church. This means we bend the left knee and touch our right knee to the floor in the direction of the tabernacle.

This morning when Mass ended, I told my daughter she could go say hello to a friend as I stayed behind to talk to someone. I thought my son had followed his sister.

I soon learned otherwise, when I finished my conversation and turned to see my boy attempting to start a parish-based aerobics class. He was genuflecting at each and every pew on the way to the door.

For a split second I considered whether or not I should claim he was mine, when the woman in front of me turned to her husband and said, “Look at that kid doing lunges.”


  • MommyTime

    What a great story. I can completely picture it. Thanks for the giggle. Have a nice day.

  • Kathy

    Hilarious! What a vision!

  • holly

    how great is that? a bit of religion, a bit of exercise. it’s a total package, your religion.

  • holly

    wait – i forgot to ask how much practising (of the religion) you have to do. how do you know when you’ve got it right?

  • Tara R.

    Now, that is dedication.

  • Ashley

    Ha! I can so totally see this.

  • Bad Momma

    Is there such a thing as “genuflection by proxy”? If so perhaps your son could be helping out non-church going families like ours.

    Great link to the lunges video. When my middle child asked what lunges were, I clicked on the link. ( Sometimes my boys like to know what I’m laughing at )

  • That Girl

    Funny boy!! wow, I’d never heard of that tradition adn I’m 35 years old; probably because I’ not catholic, but I thought I knew a thing’er two.
    I wouldn’t make it long as a good catholic. My poor knees couldn’t take the lunge to the floor, not even once. They already crackle just walking down my stairs.

  • Joeprah

    I am also Catholic and I am LOLing on this one.

  • chefmom

    Well, he must have had a LOT of genuflecting to do!!

  • Lisa

    He can skip confession now, right?!

  • transfattyacid

    I guess that is what you call muscular christianity

  • Jod{i}

    LMAO!!!! Oh my…I am in tears..just be thankful he was leaving headed towards the back and not going towards the alter…imagine that!


  • Jodi

    Thank you for the hysterical mental picture!


  • Kimmylyn

    I am hysterical over here.. and the video.. the video to go along with the visual. You and your son kill me..LOL

  • meleah rebeccah

    ha ha ha ha

    I can just picture the whole scene happening. too cute

    And That video… was funny!

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Hee hee, as a not prctising very often Catholic that so made me giggle. He’s lunging in the name of the Lord.

  • The Laundress~JJ!


  • AlisonH

    I love it! Appreciation and a good word for someone else’s kid. Very cool.

  • Colleen

    Thanks for the giggle.

  • Michael C

    Ha!! I can remember genuflecting the morning after I’d tear the skin off my knee playing softball in shorts.

  • NukeDad

    Reminds me of the movie in which Michael Palin is trying to remember how to cross himself, and finally comes up with: “spectacles, testicles, wallet, watch”. My kidneys still hurt.

  • ender


    reminds me of the time my sister really watched as the priest came down the aisle for the processional at the beginning of mass. who knows what she paid attention during the processional the previous 156 masses she attended (give or take), but this morning, she “whispers” Is that GOD?!??

    the priest missed a step. mom tried to sneak us out quietly after mass, but you know he wanted to meet the kid who thought he was god!

    i’ve always thought catholic masses and kids made for *great* stories!

  • BusyDad

    Does the Ministry of Funny Walks take outside submissions? Because this would take the cake. This boy is too friggin funny.

  • LiteralDan

    I foresee a new club forming at his school– Crunchers for Christ

  • Dad Speed

    The wife is catholic, so we go to mass on sunday. I can only imagine how funny it’d be if Baby L did that when she gets older!


  • Selma

    I lOVE your son. That is one of the loveliest stories I have ever heard.

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