Yesterday, before heading to the grocery store with my 2 younger children, we stopped at a small department store. Four-year-old Nevin saw the male manequins in suits, and he said, “Look, Mommy, they are pastors.” Now, I have not yet told this story to Mark, but I suspect he would be a bit chagrinned by it. He would probably like Nevin to think of pastors as men who wear robes to lead worship, not business suits. But the reason I like the story is because even though Mark doesn’t do something that little boys think is really cool–like being a firefighter or police officer–Nevin and Calvin have a pretty good understanding of what their daddy does every day. And, they often say they hope to be pastors when they grow up. So when Nevin saw those manequins, he immediately thought of his daddy in a positive way. As Martha Stewart would say, “It’s a good thing.”

2 thoughts on “Manequins”

  1. I try to tell them to be something else when they grow up!

    Yes, it is hard that I now have to dress on Sunday like the upper-managerial types (sorry, but I have to publicly confess some sins from time to time) which I usually simply referred to as “suits.”

    Now I’m a suit. Yuck.

  2. I am not quite sure how I feel about Nevin’s comment…it seems significant, but I can’t figure out why. I am not sure if I like that he notices that it is a distinguished dress or don’t like the fact that it is suit that he associates it with.

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