The crown of limerick glory

crownAs I type this post I have flashbacks of the time I ran for student council in the 10th grade and was a total failure.  I think maybe a few friends and my English teacher voted for me.  Being elected or not elected is not a fun process because, unless you are a captain of self-esteem, it’s easy to tie victory or defeat to your self worth.  This of course is just a silly limerick contest, but I still don’t want anybody to take out a prescription because they didn’t do as well as they hoped.  And for the record, *I* loved all the limericks and that’s why I picked them!  🙂  (Don’t worry, Molly, we’ll do it again sometime.  If anyone has ideas for a great topic, let me know.)

Guess what?  We have TWO winners!!  They were only separated by one vote, so I decided the glory should be shared.  I know you think I’m lying just like you do when  your kids have a race or a contest or something and they ask, “Who won, Mom?” and you smile and say “It was a tie.” So to exonerate myself from any foul play, I have now released the results to your view if you want to click on the poll results and see for yourself.

And the winners are: Becca and The Queen!  Here are their respective limericks about the joy of going to church with small children:

We’re coming in five minutes too late,
in clothes that my children all hate.
They’re squirming and squawking,
the first speaker’s talking,
why must the front bench be my fate?

My twin girls climb all over the place;
Now my dress is undone to my waist.
I guess that’s why Bishop
Looks like he might throw up.
Wish this closing song had a quicker pace!

Congratulations.  I know that all your dreams of being published and inheriting international fame have all been surpassed by this monumental victory.  Send me your mailing address in an email (or facebook– yes I know both of them in real life, which only proves that I associate with people of the highest calibre) and your chocolate prize will be on its way.  They have also obtained a high-profile spot on my sidebar.   Angelina Jolie has nothing on you ladies.  Big lips and 10 children… hmpph! … amateur.

Update: Can anyone with WordPress knowledge please tell me how I can make the text in my sidebar actually have paragraphs instead of one huge lump of text? I’m guessing I just need the HTML equivelent of “return” on my keyboard to plug into my sidebar text widget. Help… over my head. (Thanks, Crystal!)

(And as a side note, as I’ve visited friend’s blogs, in some cases I’ve noticed that my blog in their sidebar has not updated itself for several days, so be sure that you have resubscribed to the new feed if you want to get the lastest and greatest from Diapers and Divinity.  I joke of course… my stuff is usually late, but rarely great, but it brings me joy to see you come anyway.)

And isn’t General Conference fantastic?  I’m loving it.  (See previous post if you need a packet to keep your kids’ attention.)