Friday, July 10, 2009

Here's a Friday Funny for You!

Have I mentioned that it's summer? Which means that not only am I watching more Food Network than I do during the school year, I've also been perusing blogs. Catching up, if you will.

There's a blog I've been reading (I've mentioned it here before) called "Stuff Christians Like" that I happen to really . . . well . . . like. Hmmmm. Is there a correlation here?

Today I was looking back at his full list of 500-plus entries--500 things that Christians like--and found this one that just made me laugh out loud. It's called "Not Knowing How to Baptize Tall People."

The reason this post made me laugh is because it made me harken back to a couple of years ago, three to be exact, to when Kate got baptized. We were just talking about this the other day and having a good family chuckle, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Kate is 6' 1" now, at age 17, but even at the age of 14, she was pretty tall. So when she got baptized she was a little worried about how she was going to fit in the baptistry thing in the front of the church. Plus, the pastor who baptized her wasn't even quite as tall as she was then, so it was awkward to say the least.

But the moment came for Kate to be dunked, and I'm not quite sure what happened, but somehow she lost her footing or forgot to bend her knees or something and, you guessed it, he just about dropped her. Thankfully she caught herself and came back up without too much embarrassment, but it was a bit of a scene.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Wildman family event if there wasn't a scene involved.

Anyway, go read Jon's post about baptizing tall people. I think you'll get a laugh out of it.

And have a great weekend!


  1. I may have to send my dad to that site. The baptistry at our church is really weird. It's deep enough, but not wide enough. There's no hand rail going down into the water -- and well, it's quite frightening.

    And to top it dad's afraid of water. So, when he gets asked to baptize people, it's quite the scene, too. ;)