Marshmallow Game

WARNING: Graphic language!

Johnny Rodgers suddenly burst in doubled over with laughter. It turns out I need to wash my mouth out with soap. Here’s what happened.

Johnny is the children’s pastor at mega-church World Outreach Center in TN. I led several Kidz Blitz Live events for him over Easter weekend. After one of the shows, he couldn’t stop laughing at me long enough to tell me what I had done.

He tried several times to tell me what was so funny, but couldn’t get the words out between his laughter. He finally said that a kid just told him I cussed in Kidz Blitz Live. Cussed? G-Rated me?

I use a game that floats a marshmallow attached to a big balloon over a fan. In the game two boys attempt to snag the marshmallow with their mouth while it’s floating wildly in front of them. Before the game I lead the crowd in a “shout” that explains what the prop (marshmallow attached to the big balloon) illustrates. I have led the same shout thousands of times saying, “Anytime I feel like I am as small as a marshmallow, I remember I am attached to a God who is a lot bigger than I am.” Apparently that’s not what the kid heard.

He heard, “Anytime I feel like I am a small a** marshmallow…”

I gasped. “Whoa! That’s not what I said,” I explained.

From now on I say, “Sometimes I feel like I am small LIKE a marshmallow…” And after sharing my embarrassing stage moment, Kidz Blitz Directors, Clayton and Donnie, made the same change.

So…Kidz Blitz has now removed all profanity from its family events!