This is our Lenten wreath. It represents Jesus' crown of thorns. All of us put the toothpicks in. There are about 300 of them. The goal is to take a toothpick out every time we make a sacrifice or do a good deed. I normally have to tell the kids when to take a toothpick, and that they have to sneak it because we are not to boast about our sacrifices and deeds.
Well, the night of our Bunco, we moved Jesus' crown to the counter since the food was going on the table. My mother-in-law went to get a plate of food and came back with fruit and a toothpick. Here's how our convo went:
ME: Oh, that's cute! You got a toothpick to eat your fruit with. Wait a minute. Where did you get that toothpick?! Did you get it out of Jesus' crown?!
NANA: Jesus' crown?
ME: Yes! The crown with all the toothpicks in it! Did you take a toothpick from the crown for your fruit?
ME: Oh, good.
NANA: I took one from the container in the middle.
ME: WHAT?! So you took someone's sacrifice?!
(I was just messing with her, but I can be dramatic sometimes when it suits me.)
NANA: Well, I didn't know what it was! I thought it was an elaborate toothpick display.
DAN (my friend's husband): You mean we can't eat that?!
The whole thing was hilarious. I was laughing so hard. It's a good story. I love that Nana thought that I would make an elaborate display for a party at my house. That's funny right thare. I hope you all got a kick out of it too!