Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another Classic Chase Moment

A couple of weeks ago at church was our fast and testimony meeting.  I'm not always the best example of bearing my testimony anymore to the congregation  ( I used to do it more), but that day, the older kids and I actually did.  Well, of course, then Livvy, then Chase really wanted to go up.  Chase asked what he was supposed to say up there.  I told him that we just say what we feel in our hearts, and what we are thankful for. 
So... Proudly he went. 
I must admit I am wondering at this point how this was going to go down.  Something interesting always comes out of Chase's mouth.
When he stood up to the pulpit, he looked so cute...and brave. 

 Very confidently he said,
"I'm thankful for my family. 
And the gospel. 
I'm thankful to come to church."
........................
Freeze
.........................
Then Chase looked out at the congregation, straight at me, and said,
"Mommy?  Now What?"
Wade and I started chuckling under our breath.  Of course I couldn't answer him. I was 15 feet away.  Then Chase, bursts into tears and very loudly, into the microphone, yells,

"I CAN'T DO IT!  IT'S TOO HARD!"

Yup, in front of the whole church...

Then he runs bolts down to us.  He was mortified. We were stifling our laughs, and our embarrassment a little too.  So many people were laughing as well. 
You can expect nothing less of Chase than to put on a good show. 

However, so many people came up to Chase and told him how brave he was and that he had done a good job.  And our bishop's wife called and said that Chase was the topic of their Sunday dinner conversation--that they all thought he was so cute.
And funny.
Chase is definitely a very funny boy.
Even when he's not trying to be.
Man, I love him!





 Here is Chase putting on a show at the Salt Lake Temple (October/Christina's wedding).  He gathered a crowd, literally-- cameras and all. 
If someone ever sees him on youtube, will you please let me know?  I'm sure it'll happen sooner or later.
Just by Chase being Chase.
That's my boy!

5 comments:

Karin said...

I am so laughing right now! That is awesome! I need to do better at documenting the silly things my kids do. Your kids will love it some day.(:

Beard Family said...

That is so so funny. He is so cute!!!

Neika Boulter said...

thats such a good story! I haven't talked to you in FOREVER! How are you feeling these days? Call me sometime!

Lori said...

Giggling!!! That is great. Tell Chase I feel like doing the same thing sometimes.

Ace said...

Can I just tell you that I have MISSED you. And your kids, and Wade. I really miss all of you. Can we slow down a little bit and see a lot more of each other? Please. I can't take this!!!

Chase...
You keep up that great little sense of humor. Aunt Candace LOVES it so.

He's gonna be a real lady killer!