Yesterday we were in church, sitting behind our friends Rich and Christina and their kids. At one point during the service, their youngest son Elliott (age five) started unbuttoning his shirt. Christina leaned over to him and whispered frantically, “It’s not Muscle Time!

Curious, I asked her later what Muscle Time was. She said Elliott really enjoys stripping down to his underwear and running around the house flexing his muscles and showing everyone how strong he is. In fact, she said, he often does this for an hour or two at a time. Of course that’s not a big deal at home, but I imagine she’d be mortified if it happened at church.

On the other hand, sometimes church could really use a little incident like that…