Comedy for the Congregation

posted by Momo Fali on March 25, 2009

Last night, my 10 year old daughter had her First Reconciliation (Confession). As archaic as some people believe this Sacrament to be, I like the idea that my kid is acknowledging she has done things which are wrong, like lying and gossiping and spitting out perfectly good food when her mother told her to eat it and then the dog came along and ate it off the floor, so not only did she not eat her lunch but the dog had apple-scented gas all afternoon…hypothetically.

I also think it’s a good thing that she saw me in line for confession right there with her. She needs to know that even her parents are flawed and that we are always striving to improve. Some parents were in with the priest for so long that they started turning out the lights (*cough* my husband *cough*).

Because there were roughly 30 kids and quite a few parents waiting for an available priest, we were there for a long time. My six year old son wholeheartedly appreciated this captive audience, and amused us with the following:

*When I pointed to a picture of the Pope and said, “He’s the highest priest in the Catholic Church”.

My son replied, “Really? So he’s very tall?”

*After I told him why we were there he said, “When I have my First Confession, I’ll say I’m sorry for this.” Then he hit me.

*When his sister left the confessional and was coming back to her seat he yelled, “What did you tell him?”

*While waiting on the playground for my husband to finish up in the church, the kids started playing hide and seek. When my son couldn’t find his sister he announced, “Mom! I can’t find her. I think she’s hiding in heaven!”

When next year’s class has their First Reconciliation I’m bringing him with me again…and this time I’m going to charge admission.


  • Rachel

    he is just too much!! I love it!

  • Tom

    God designed us with a sense of humor, so I’m sure He’s having a good laugh as well.

  • AlisonH

    Keep writing it down, and someday you or he can put it in a book and get royalties on it, too.

  • 'cuz I'm the mommy, that's why!

    I remember those days and the “questions” in church…

  • WeaselMomma

    I swear that kid should do stand up!

  • mrsmouthy

    I remember my own first reconciliation, but I don’t remember laughing AT ALL. Glad your family had a good time!

  • Monica

    When the oldest of my large brood went to First Reconciliation, he gleefully said to me after returning to the pew: “Guess what, mom? That priest is the oldest of EIGHT KIDS!”

    Gee, I wonder what they talked about…

  • Monica

    And I like the sacrament too. I don’t think most people consider the benefit of being unburdened by the act of speaking.

    But I always tell my husband: “Careful dear, it’s not a good idea for a priest to make a career out of one penitent.”

  • Single Parent Dad

    What Rachel said.

  • Lynn (Walking With Scissors)

    You should put a sandwich board on him that says, “Church is fun! Ask me why!” and watch the number of believers soar.

  • Marinka

    Fantastic! I’m so bringing my kids to confession to get blog fodder. Do they have a matinee session on Thursdays?

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    LOL–just LOL πŸ™‚
    (i’d pay the admission price too!)

  • St

    Consistently funny, that kid. Beyond his years.

  • Bee and Rose

    I love what he will be confessing for! lol! What a little junior comedian!

  • Heather

    congrats to your daughter, that is very cool.

    and you know i love that kid. he’s amazing. absolutely amazing.

  • Tara R.

    Congrats to your daughter.

    “After I told him why we were there he said, “When I have my First Confession, I’ll say I’m sorry for this.” Then he hit me.” ~ this was hilarious.

  • Laski

    Church with him would be an experience.

    (a very fun experience)

    SHHHH . . . don’t tell.

  • Captain Dumbass

    Bring a camera.

  • the planet of janet

    he is just flippin’ hilarious. you SHOULD charge admission.

  • Ed

    Golden. I’m not so sure about admission–but fair warning might be appropriate.

  • Melisa with one S

    That kid is gonna be a HUGE comedian when he grows up (well, he is now but doesn’t get paid) and will probably buy his Momma a house. Keep encouraging, Lucky Momma! πŸ™‚ LOL

  • Kat

    You need to just keep a list for him and send it in with him when he has his first confession. I am sure the priest will have a good laugh and go light on him.

  • A Buns Life

    Man, that kid continually cracks me up!! Love him!

  • Mark

    Children are funny!

  • Jaina

    Seriously, that boy is too funny! You should write a book…and then another one, and another. πŸ˜‰

  • Zerilda The Superfluous Blogger

    because of that ‘when i have my first confession’ line – you now owe me a new keyboard. and no, you may not just ssay *you’re* sorry at your next confession. confessing won’t bring me my keyboard back.

  • James

    Sounds like he needs his own blog. ‘Jokes with Jesus’.

  • Mama Dawg

    You’d make a killing.

  • meleah rebeccah

    he is absolutely priceless. I cant even stand it.

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