Elmo in church

So Aidan brought his backpack into church today … which happened to have an electronic toy in it.

Halfway through the opening prayer, in the dead silence, we hear a zipper opening. Then, a little musical chime, followed by an oppressively cheerful voice that sounds exactly like Elmo:

Hello! Press a button!

Then some more thrashing and assorted noise as Teresa grabs the toy and tries to find the off switch. Which, of course, starts a closing music chime accompanied by “Bye-bye.”

Bye bye indeed.