Thursday, March 27, 2008

Teachable Moment

The other night we were watching television when a certain commercial came on: the Carnival Cruise one with the ladies in Europe. There is a shot of the ladies looking at a statue and one of them reaches up and pretends to pinch his bare backside. One of the girls said, "Eeew, she is pinching his behind!" Mr. H commented that Bathsheba thought it was worth pinching. That launched a discussion of the statue being David (the same David they knew Bible stories about); Bathsheba was that woman taking a bath on her roof while King David was on his roof; David having Bathsheba's husband killed so he could marry her himself; Michel, his first wife, not thinking his backside was worth pinching; and ending with a song that was inspired by David's comment to Michel when she complained about his dancing before the ark: "I'll Become Even More Undignified than This." Art history, Bible history, and Contemporary music lesson all in one. Not bad for a commercial break!

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