Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A New Twist on the Youth Group Sneak Welcome

We've all seen lawns filled with flamingos, plastic forks, etc. used by youth groups to "welcome" new kids to the flock. Usually the youth group sneaks these into the visitor's lawn over night so that the new person is (hopefully) pleasantly surprised by the sight in the morning. Well, on my way to work today, I passed this new twist on an old theme. "You've been waddled," it says, and there are several giant penguins in this unsuspecting person's yard. This sight would definitly launch my little dog into outer space first thing in the morning. Maybe I should get some giant penguins to scare away my foxes! (Don't miss my game in the post below!)

8 comments:

Julie said...

Well, now I can say I've seen everything.

P.S. I'm sending a copy of this to our son's youth pastor. LOL

Connie Barris said...

That is just too funny....

we had the flamingo's one year.. I was walking by and spilled my coffee.. now this would have really done me in..

I love it

Sue said...

That is great!! We've been 'flocked' before, but this is adorable!

Merci said...

Do youth groups really do this? I've never even heard of such a thing! I got tp'd as a kid, but not by my youth group and not as a "welcome" to anything.

Deborah said...

they are welcome to waddled on my lawn. loved having coffee blog with you.love always me

Stacy said...

Would that happen to be High Street in Springfield? If so, I went to that church in college. :)

Stacy said...

Thanks for coming by to answer my question! And yes, that commercial is from 1974. I use the song to wake up my kids sometimes in the morning. :)

Blessings!

Merci said...

(Tried to respond in email, but it went to noreply@blogger so I thought I'd put it here - hope that's ok! Couldn't find another email for you)

Not offended at all! And I really like 2nd cup! It was one of my "blog finds" and I've enjoyed it a lot. My post that probably shouldn't have been posted was just my personal rant about folks who, just in my humble opinion, obviously crave comments and crave a huge blog following and then claim not to or who leave scads of comments just to up their own blog traffic. I do appreciate comments too of course, I just feel that 70 comments on one post, all basically saying the same thing is a little excessive, kwim? But that's just me! :)

About the youth group thing, that's very encouraging for the kids! I've just honestly never heard of that. We changed churches a year ago (because of the youth group) and found one with a fantastic, welcoming group but they never "waddled" us LOL I'd probably have had a heart attack to find that on my lawn! Do they do that for every visitor or just those who "join" or how does it work, if I may ask? I just wonder how they make certain not to leave anybody out since obviously their goal is to make kids feel welcome and included which is a great goal!

And about Sanjaya, I must go back and search your blog for those posts! I didn't find yours until this AI season was over but oh, that was the most painful thing about the whole show this year. And yes, my 8 year old is exceedingly witty - I've got my work cut out for me as he grows up! And it doesn't help that my 14 year old son is almost as witty! They make me laugh out loud at LEAST once per day! Sorry you too were subjected to the "singing" of Sanjaya. Maybe we can go together and get therapy - it's got to be cheaper as a group right? :::grin:::